Terms & Conditions

Welcome to AssociatedRenewable.com, the on-line presence of Associated Renewable, Inc.

By using our Site, either by viewing it, or by creating, contributing to or amending a Profile,  if applicable, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms of Use and with any other posted guidelines or rules applicable to any feature or service on our Site. If you don't agree to any part of these Terms of Use, please do not use our Site in any way.

1. Amendments to this Agreement.
We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use and any other Site guidelines at any time. Any modification to this Agreement will become effective immediately upon posting. You will be responsible to check this Agreement from time to time to see if there are any changes to that might affect your use. Continued use of our Site after any such change will constitute acceptance of all changes. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use as they may be amended, you must immediately terminate your use of this Site.

2. Definitions.
"Content" means copyrighted and non copyrighted materials, including advertising, features or groups of features or data that are posted to the our Site by any User, including all discussions, images, text, software and other content located on our Site, whether generated by Users or by our Site.

“Member(s)” means an individual who has registered on Associated Renewable, Inc to provide feedback and comments on articles posted on the site.
 
The "Site" means any content, service, or property accessible within the Internet domain www.AssociatedRenewable.com or otherwise displayed by us. This includes, but isn't restricted to, all text, images, and software.

"Users" or "you" as used herein refers collectively to all of our viewers, contributors and advertisers alike.

"We" or "us" refers to Associated Renewable, Inc, its owners, operators, directors, shareholders and managers

3. Your License.
You may use our Site subject to the following terms and conditions:

The Site is intended for personal use by individuals, and as a medium for our advertisers. Any unauthorized, commercial use of the Site or resale, repurposing, or reproduction of our/ the services or Content of our Site is expressly prohibited. This includes providing links to specific Content related pages other than to our home page for any commercial purpose that has not been specifically authorized by us in writing as well as using the Site to contact other users for commercial purposes.

You agree not to attempt to bypass the authentication and security mechanisms maintained by us or to reverse engineer the software on this Site.

You agree not to post any Content on this Site, and hold us harmless and indemnify us for any material posted by You,  that (a) infringes any third-party intellectual property or publicity/privacy rights, (b) violates any applicable law or regulation, or encourages such violation, (c) promotes any criminal activity or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons or explosive devices, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses (d) is defamatory, libelous, slanderous, fraudulent, obscene or pornographic, (e) solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users (f) involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; (g) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, (e) is otherwise tortious or criminal, (f) is related to any service in connection with any junk e-mail, spam, or unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise.

The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on our Site. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity may includes, but not be limited to:

a. Criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, libel, slander, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, scraping, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;

b. Advertising to, or solicitation of, any User to buy or sell any products or services through the Site. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk e-mail to other Users. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Site in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any User without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Users from such advertising or solicitation, Associated Renewable, Inc reserves the right to restrict the number of e-mails which a User may send to other Users in any 24-hour period to a number which Associated Renewable, Inc deems appropriate in its sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk e-mail, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Site, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to Associated Renewable, Inc, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay us $50 for each such unsolicited e-mail or other unsolicited communication that you send through the Site;

c. Covering or obscuring the banner advertisements, on any Associated Renewable, Inc page via HTML/CSS or any other means

d. Automated use of our Site, such as using scripts to add Profiles or send comments or messages or to scrape information from it without our permission;

e. Interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Site or our servers;

f. Posting Tags that violate another party's trademark rights.

g. Attempting to impersonate another User or person;

h. Using the account, username, or password of another User at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;

i. Using any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person;

j. Displaying an advertisement on a Profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person to perform any commercial activity on or through the Site on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on a Profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose; or

k. Using the Site in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

The expressive elements, methods, techniques and trademarks displayed on our Site are owned by us and may not be duplicated or otherwise infringed.

You must be thirteen years of age or older to use the Site. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the Site or its content, features and services. Use of the Site is void where prohibited. We may prohibit any user from using or accessing the Site for any reason, at any time.

4. Ownership; Our License to Content.
All Content that you post to our Site shall be and remain the property of the User. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Content; that it is accurate; that use of the Content that you supply does not violate our policies and will not cause injury to or infringe the intellectual property of any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us or its affiliates, parents and partners for all claims resulting from Content you supply.

You grant us, our affiliates, parents and partners a nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such Content throughout the world in any media. This license will last as long as the Content remains on our Site, and will terminate upon its removal.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and at any time, to make any changes, modifications, amendments, alterations, and or deletions to any Content, and to any services, including advertising, which we make available at our Site.

5. User Disputes.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Associated Renewable, Inc Contributors. Associated Renewable, Inc reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Contributors.

6. Privacy.
Please see our Privacy Policy.

7. Disclaimer of Warranty.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE USING OUR SITE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

8. Limitation of Liability.
WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY LOSS OF ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION (INCLUDING DELETION) OF ANY FEATURES OR CONTENT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, INCLUDING REVIEWS, FAVORITES, PATTERN CATALOGS ETC.

WE WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY FOR OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH POTENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE SUCCESS OR EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO SOME CUSTOMERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO A USER FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID, IN CASH, BY THAT CUSTOMER OR VISITOR TO OUR SITE FOR THE SERVICES DURING THE YEAR PRIOR TO ACCRUAL OF THE DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION. USERS FURTHER AGREE THAT NEITHER WE, OUR EMPLOYEES NOR OUR AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROPERTY OR DATA OF THE CUSTOMER OR ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND MADE AGAINST THE USER BY ANY OTHER PARTY.

9. Indemnity.
By using the services of our Site, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our corporate parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and consultants against any claims or demands, of physical, material, monetary or other nature, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of our Site, or the infringement by you, or any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

10. Termination.
We reserve the right to ban or block access to any user including any advertiser. We also reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse or cancel usage, membership or advertising campaigns, paid or unpaid, with or without refund at any point in time. In all cases refund amounts will never exceed the amount paid by the customer.

11. United States Copyright Act Designation.
We respect the intellectual property of others and we ask our Users to do the same. Please do not post any Content that is copyrighted by others without permission. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been infringed, and you want us to take down or disable the infringement, please contact the following designated agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement under the United States Copyright Act, or violations of other laws or regulations, both foreign and domestic, by our Users:

•    An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
•    A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
•    A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, including the URL, if applicable;
•    Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
•    A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
•    A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

 

Notices should be addressed as follows:

Attn: Copyright Agent
Associated Renewable, Inc.
1370 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018

 

Users who are found to repeatedly violate copyright rights of others may have their access to all services terminated.

12. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction.
Interpretation and enforcement of these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, excluding its choice of law rules. All Users consent to personal jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of the State of New York, for any action arising out of or relating to their use of the Services. The federal and state courts of the State of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all such actions. In any such action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including, but not limited to, its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney's fees.

13. Severability; Entire Agreement; Nonwaiver.
If any provision herein is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes in their entirety any and all written or oral agreements previously existing between the parties with respect to such subject matter. Failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms of use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Last updated: March 29th, 2012