The following User Agreement ("Agreement") governs the use of Eco-Watch Dialogues
Online Service ("Service"), including participation in its bulletin boards, or "forums". Please
read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement at anytime
Your use of the Service will constitute your
agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the
Service. These rules may be modified by the Forest Service from time to time; notice of revisions
to this Agreement will be announced on this page. Continued access of the Service by you will
constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement.
This Service is intended to provide a forum for a robust and free-flowing
exchange of information, opinions and comments. Since the Service is designed to provide an
enjoyable and informative experience for all participants, you agree to abide by certain rules
regarding your participation.
Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points
in the Service,may result in termination of your access to the Service, without notice, in
addition to Service Provider's (U.S. Forest Service) other remedies.
RULES OF USAGE
Comments by Users Are Not Endorsed by the U.S. Forest Service or any branch of the U.S.
The U.S. Forest Service (hereafter Forest Service) does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or
agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on bulletin boards or otherwise contained
in the Service. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the
views and responsibility of those who post the statements, and does not necessarily represent the
views of the Forest Service.
Use of The Service by You
- Your right to use the Service is personal to you -- you may not authorize others to use the
Service, and you are responsible for all use of the Service.
- You agree not to use any obscene, indecent, or offensive language or to place on the Service
any material that is defamatory, abusive, harassing, or hateful. Further, you may not place on the
Service any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising, invades
anyone's privacy, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to
civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or
regulation.You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your
failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
- You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Service or post on a
bulletin board, including but not limited to text, photographs, and sound, does not violate the
copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party
or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.
- Material on the Service is for your personal use only. The Service contains copyrighted and
other proprietary information. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorized use,
by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching, or otherwise, of material
obtained through the Service, except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law.
- You agree not to disrupt or interfere with the Service, nor to alter of tamper with any
information or materials on or associated with the Service.
- You acknowledge that the Service Provider has not reviewed the content of all sites linked
to from this Service and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked
to from this Service and does not endorse them. Your linking to any service or site is at your
Use of Material Supplied by You
Postings to and communications with the Service are not private. You grant the Forest Service the
unrestricted right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit and distribute any material you
supply or communicate to the Service (including your identity and information about you) in any
medium (now in existence or hereafter developed) and for any purpose, including commercial uses,
and to authorize others to do so.
Materials Posted by Others
You agree that the Service Provider is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with
respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or
You agree to indemnify the Service Provider and its affiliates, employees, agents and
representatives, and to hold them harmless, from any and all claims and liabilities
(including attorneys fees) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of
material obtained through the Service, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such
acts through your use of the Service.
Editing and Deletions
The Service Provider reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move, or delete
any material provided for display or placed on the Service or its bulletin boards, in its sole
discretion, without notice.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWNRISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS",
AND THE SERVICE PROVIDER AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOTLIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE,
MERCHANTABILITY, NON INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED
BY THE SERVICE. SERVICE PROVIDER AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE
SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF
TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE SERVICE.
THE SERVICE PROVIDER AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF
YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN
OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION OR
MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE
OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF
LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Service Provider has the right to terminate your ability to access the Service, for any reason,
This Agreement is the complete and entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior
agreement, whether written or oral.
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