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These Terms govern your use of the Platform. Please read these Terms carefully because they impose legal obligations on you and us. By accessing our Platform, you acknowledge that you have read these Terms and agree to be legally bound by them. We may also confirm your agreement to be bound by these Terms by asking you to click a checkbox referencing these Terms and "Register" or similar button when you use certain portions of our Platform. If you do not agree with these Terms, then please do not use our Platform.
The Platform is a global online collaboration and knowledge sharing platform for water sustainability and climate resilience, developed by the Pacific Institute, in its capacity as Co-Secretariat of the CEO Water Mandate. The CEO Water Mandate is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact, implemented in partnership with the Pacific Institute. To learn more about the Water Action Hub and the CEO Water Mandate initiative, please visit wateractionhub.org/about/.
Certain of our Services are only available to Registered Users. If you complete the registration process to become a Registered User, and have obtained a username and password, then we will treat anyone who uses your username and password as "you". We will provide this user with all of the rights that we provide to you, and we will hold you responsible for the activities of anyone using your username and password. We recommend that you keep your username and password in strict confidence, and that you do not share this information with anyone who might "pretend" to be you with respect to the use of our Platform. Please notify us immediately if you suspect that someone is using your username and/or password inappropriately.
The information, software, video, audio, pictures, trademarks, text, logos, and other content on the Platform, and all other intellectual property embodied in the Platform (collectively, the "Platform Content") are the property of Pacific Institute and its licensors and protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws, or used under the principles of fair use. Pacific Institute and its licensors retain all rights with respect to the Platform and the Platform Content except those expressly granted to you in these Terms. You agree not to duplicate, publish, display, distribute, modify, or create derivative works from the material presented through the Platform unless specifically authorized in writing by Pacific Institute. The term Platform Content expressly excludes Submitted Content.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable right to access and use all publicly available and, if expressly authorized, password-protected areas, of our Platform and Platform Content in order to: (i) learn more about our Services and initiatives; (ii) provide Submitted Content to us through the Platform; (iii) participate in and receive those Services that we make available to you; (iv) download and print pages from our Platform; and (v) access other information that we make available through our Platform (collectively, the "Permitted Uses"). You agree that that: (a) the Platform and Platform Content are made available solely for your non-commercial use; (b) the Permitted Uses are solely for non-commercial use; and (c) you shall not use the Platform or Platform Content for any purpose other than the Permitted Uses.
You may use the Platform to engage with us and others in public exchanges, and this includes opportunities for you to submit information, comments, feedback, images and audiovisual files, and other materials that you wish to share (collectively, "Submitted Content"). For example, using the Platform, you may choose to submit information, photos, videos, and other files about Your Organization, the projects that Your Organization oversees, and other resources such as the lessons learned. The Platform catalogs this Submitted Content and allows other users to search, filter, and access such information, and communicate with you using the contact information you have provided. By accessing your profile page, you may configure the visibility of certain categories of your Submitted Content on the Platform.
By using our Platform, you agree to comply with these Terms and to otherwise comply with the following Code of Conduct, under which you shall not:
Corporate Water Benchmark Tool
The Corporate Water Benchmark Tool has been created as a tool for companies to use to assess their water practices and performance compared to other companies and data is not made publicly available by us. Any benchmark scores you receive, share with work colleagues, or are shared with you by colleagues, as part of completing the self-assessment tools shall be used for internal purposes only and shall not be publicly disclosed.
The Platform may contain links to third party websites (the "Linked Sites"). Linked Sites may include websites operated by third parties that we engage to provide certain services to you on our behalf. Pacific Institute does not own these Linked Sites and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any content, opinions, or material available on Linked Sites, or such Linked Sites' privacy practices with respect to information that you provide via the Linked Sites. Pacific Institute does not endorse the content of any Linked Site or warrant that a Linked Site will be free of computer viruses or other harmful code that can impact your computer or other web-access device. By using the Platform to link to another site (including Linked Sites), you agree that such use is at your own risk.
Pacific Institute is not responsible or liable for Submitted Content or user conduct. You are solely responsible for your Submitted Content, conduct, and interaction with other Platform users, both online or offline. If you have a dispute with another user, then you release Pacific Institute (and our officers, directors, agents, employees, and affiliates) from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.
PACIFIC INSTITUTE DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE PLATFORM OR PLATFORM CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. THE PLATFORM AND PLATFORM CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WHEN YOU ACCESS THE PLATFORM OR PLATFORM CONTENT, OR UPLOAD SUBMITTED CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. PACIFIC INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT MATERIALS YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PLATFORM WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL FEATURES.
PACIFIC INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS: (i) ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; (ii) ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, OR LEGALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PLATFORM (INCLUDING PLATFORM CONTENT); AND (iii) ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING INFORMATION THROUGH THE PLATFORM (INCLUDING PLATFORM CONTENT), INCLUDING HARM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR SIMILAR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE PLATFORM AND PLATFORM CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
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Pacific Institute respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires that its users do the same. If you believe that any content (including Submitted Content and Platform Content) on the Website or other activity taking place on the Website constitutes infringement of a work protected by copyright, please notify us as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your notice must comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512) (the "DMCA"). Upon receipt of a compliant notice, we will respond and proceed in accordance with the DMCA.
We have implemented a repeat infringer policy to address instances in which a particular user is subject to multiple DMCA notifications (the "Repeat Infringer Policy"). If we determine that a user has violated our Repeat Infringer Policy, then we may take, in our sole discretion, any number of steps including, but not limited to, issuing warnings to the applicable user, suspending or terminating that user's account, and any other interim measures that we deem appropriate.
From time to time, we may change these Terms for our business purposes and to comply with changes in applicable law. In the event of substantive or material changes, we may communicate these changes to you by posting the updated Terms on the Platform and/or notifying you of the change via the Platform, email, or other methods. Any changes to these Terms shall take effective proactively. Regardless of whether we have provided you with notice other than by posting updated Terms on the Platform, your subsequent acceptance of these Terms pursuant to Section 1 (Your Agreement) constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms, as updated.
These Terms shall not be assignable by you, either in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. Pacific Institute reserves the right to assign its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent.
In addition to any right or obligation that by its nature or intent is intended to survive the termination or expiration of these Terms, the following Sections shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms and shall apply indefinitely: (i) Section 3 (Ownership; Reservation of Rights); (ii) Section 9 (Warranty Disclaimer); (iii) Section 10 (Limitation of Liability); (iv) Section 11 (Indemnity); (v) Section 14 (Assignment); and (vi) Section 15 (General).
Certain portions of the Platform may be subject to additional or different terms and conditions. We will notify you if a portion of the Platform is subject to terms and conditions that differ from these Terms, and you will have the opportunity to decline to participate in such portion of the Platform if you do not agree with the differing terms and conditions.
If you have any questions about these Terms, our practices, or your dealings with the Platform, then please contact us at email@example.com, or by other means of communication as described on our Platform.
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