WATERBODIES.ORG is a crowdsourcing project created in the spirit of collaboration on the subject of water. As a user, you, and other users, will be able to collaborate, explore ideas, research, gather feedback, and share content about water. The subject of water can be taken either literally or by taking water as a metaphor.
WATERBODIES.ORG includes an interactive website people, presenting projects, collaborations and performances, events and news related to water that anyone can initiate.
1. Your Acceptance
A. By using or visiting the WATERBODIES.ORG website and the online collaborative platform (collectively known herein as “WATERBODIES.ORG”), you signify your agreement to:
- WATERBODIES.ORG Copyright Policy (the “Copyright Policy”), found here and incorporated herein by reference.
2. WATERBODIES.ORG Accounts
In order to access WATERBODIES.ORG, you will have to create a WATERBODIES.ORG log-in. You may never use another’s log-in without permission. When creating your log-in, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your log-in, and you must keep your log-in password secure. You must notify WATERBODIES.ORG immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your log-in.
3. Uploading Guidelines
A. In order to upload content to WATERBODIES.ORG, you must own or hold all necessary rights (copyrights, etc.) to that content (“Your Content”) and follow the rules set forth in these Uploading Guidelines. “Your Content” includes images, videos, webcasts, animations, audio files and documents that you contribute to WATERBODIES.ORG.
B. If you do not follow these rules, we reserve the right to delete Your Content and/or your WATERBODIES.ORG account without warning.
C. By using WATERBODIES.ORG, you agree that you will only upload content about, inspired by, significantly related to, derived from, or inspired metaphorically by water.
D. You, and other users, will be able to access, manipulate and remix Your Content and the content uploaded by other users (collectively known as “User Generated Content”) with a set of real-time tools on the . User Generated Content displayed through the may be scaled, rotated, moved and layered. Multiple forms of media from any contributor may be layered over or under other media, including drawing. You agree that Your Content may be used in this way and that you allow other users of WATERBODIES.ORG the rights to use Your Content in this way.
E. All comments made in the chat facility of the are archived in logs that can be accessed by administrators.
F. You agree to not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through WATERBODIES.ORG any material which:
- Infringes any other person’s intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, copyright and associated moral rights, and trademarks.
- Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene, profane or which may harass or cause distress to or incite hatred of any person.
- Seeks to endorse commercial products or activities or to solicit business.
- Encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise break any law.
- Restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying WATERBODIES.ORG.
- Affects the functionality or operation of WATERBODIES.ORG or its servers or the functionality or operation of any users, or computer systems (for example, by transmitting a computer virus or other harmful component).
- Breaches any applicable industry, human rights or animal welfare standards or codes.
4. Intellectual Property Rights
A. User Generated Content is protected by intellectual property laws and specifically any license that an author/creator may have taken out for any piece of their content. If you wish to use any piece of User Generated Content outside of WATERBODIES.ORG, other than in accordance with the author’s license, you will need the approval of the author of the content.
B. All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in WATERBODIES.ORG (including, but not limited to, the design, visual identity, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of the site, other than in any User Generated Content, shall at all times remain the property of WATERBODIES.ORG’s core team or belongs to third parties that have given WATERBODIES.OR’ score team permission to use their intellectual property. Reproduction of part or all of WATERBODIES.ORG content is prohibited other than as set out in the following General Use of WATERBODIES.ORG — Permissions and Restrictions section.
5. General Use of WATERBODIES.ORG - Permissions and Restrictions
A. You obtain permission from WATERBODIES.ORG or its core team to distribute any part of WATERBODIES.ORG or its User Generated Content otherwise than through the functionality that WATERBODIES.ORG makes available for such distribution (such as through the ).
B. You agree not to alter or modify any part of WATERBODIES.ORG as a platform.
C. You get consent from the owner of any User Generated Content if you wish to use it for any commercial purpose.
D. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots”, “spiders”, or “offline readers”. You agree not to collector harvest from WATERBODIES.ORG any personally identifiable information, including log-in names, nor to advertise on WATERBODIES.ORG.
E. WATERBODIES.ORG reserves the right to discontinue any of its functionality at any time. WATERBODIES.ORG will not be held liable for any loss resulting to you from the discontinuation of any of its functionality. It is your sole responsibility to maintain copies of your data locally on your equipment if you desire to ensure that access to such data is preserved.
6. Exposure to User Generated Content
You understand that when using WATERBODIES.ORG, you will be exposed to User Generated Content from a variety of sources, and that WATERBODIES.ORG is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of such content.
7. Your Content and Conduct
A. You shall be solely responsible for Your Content and the consequences of submitting and publishing Your Content on WATERBODIES.ORG. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the content you submit; and you license to WATERBODIES.ORG all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such content for publication on WATERBODIES.ORG pursuant to these Terms ofUse.
C. You further agree that content you submit to WATERBODIES.ORG will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights.
D. You further agree that you will not submit to WATERBODIES.ORG any content or other material that is contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
E. Copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights are not permitted on WATERBODIES.ORG, and WATERBODIES.ORG will remove any content if properly notified that such content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. WATERBODIES.ORG reserves the right to remove content without prior notice.
You agree to waive all moral rights in the content that you provide (and ensure that you obtain all moral rights waivers in relation to all the content that you provide) to WATERBODIES.ORG, and that these waivers require that you (and all applicable third parties) consent to any use which WATERBODIES.ORG (or any person permitted to do so by us) may require.
G. You must not violate, attempt to contravene, degrade the security systems of or “hack” WATERBODIES.ORG. “Hack” means gaining control of, denying access to or unauthorised access to WATERBODIES.ORG (including using another member’s username and password), causing malicious damage or interference with WATERBODIES.ORG’s operations and includes: mail bombing; propagating viruses, worms or other types of malicious code; deliberate attempts to overload a computer system; broadcast attacks or any other method designed to damage, degrade or interfere with the operation of a computer system or website.
8. Log-in Account Termination Policy
A. WATERBODIES.ORG will terminate a user’s access if the user is determined to be an infringer of the Uploading Guidelines or, according to the Copyright Policy, a repeat infringer of copyright.
9. The WATERBODIES.ORG Name
A. The WATERBODIES.ORG name, logo(s) and visual identity are the exclusive property of WATERBODIES.ORG or its affiliates. All other trademarks appearing on WATERBODIES.ORG are trademarks of their respective owners. Our partners or service providers may also have additional proprietary rights in the content, which they make available through WATERBODIES.ORG. The trade names, trademarks and service marks owned by us, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely tocause confusion. Nothing contained on WATERBODIES.ORG should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any licence or right to use any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks without our express prior written consent.
10. Copyright Policy
A. WATERBODIES.ORG operates a clear Copyright Policy in relation to any User Generated Content alleged to infringe the copyright of a third party. Details of that policy can be found here.
B. As part of the WATERBODIES.ORG Copyright Policy, WATERBODIES.ORG will terminate user access if a user has been determined to be a repeat copyright infringer. A repeat copyright infringer is a user who has been notified of copyright infringing activity more than twice.
11. Changes to WATERBODIES.ORG
WATERBODIES.ORG will try to remain free, however the need might arise to make changes and users will be notified. WATERBODIES.ORG reserves the right, at any time, to: (a) charge fees in connection with the use of all or part of WATERBODIES.ORG; (b) modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with WATERBODIES.ORG; and/or (c) offer opportunities to some or all users of WATERBODIES.ORG. Your continued use of WATERBODIES.ORG following the changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
12. Third-Party Websites
A. WATERBODIES.ORG may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by WATERBODIES.ORG. WATERBODIES.ORG assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, WATERBODIES.ORG will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party website. By using WATERBODIES.ORG, you expressly relieve WATERBODIES.ORG from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
13. Warranty Disclaimer
You agree that your use of WATERBODIES.ORG shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, WATERBODIES.ORG and its core team exclude all warranties, express or implied, in connection with WATERBODIES.ORG and your use thereof. To the fullest extent permitted by law, WATERBODIES.ORG excludes all warranties, conditions, terms or representations about the accuracy or completeness of WATERBODIES.ORG’s content or the content of any sites linked to WATERBODIES.ORG and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of WATERBODIES.ORG, (iii) any unauthorised access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from WATERBODIES.ORG, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through WATERBODIES.ORG by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via WATERBODIES.ORG.
14. Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall WATERBODIES.ORG and its core team be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, losses or expenses or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of WATERBODIES.ORG, (iii) any unauthorised access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from WATERBODIES.ORG, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through WATERBODIES.ORG by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via WATERBODIES.ORG, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not WATERBODIES.ORG is advised of the possibility of such damages.
You specifically acknowledge that WATERBODIES.ORG shall not be liable for content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
WATERBODIES.ORG is controlled and offered from its facilities in the United States. WATERBODIES.ORG makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use WATERBODIES.ORG from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
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