The Materials Marketplace is a facilitated transaction platform to connect businesses to new reuse and recycling market opportunities. This US-wide platform brings together users from regional Materials Marketplace programs in Austin, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan - more regions will be coming online as we continue to grow.
Today, businesses, organizations and nonprofits can join and participate for free thanks to support from our corporate, city and state sponsors. In the future, the Marketplace will be self-funded, with pricing driven by the value it brings to users. Click here to learn more and provide feedback on our approach.
Every working relationship must have some ground rules. Here is a summary of ours. Of course, there is a longer, legal version that you should evaluate carefully. You can the full text below the summary.
1. There will be rules and guidelines involved in using the MM platform; by registering you agree to follow the rules.
2. Your login is meant to be used by you; letting others use your login is not allowed.
3. If you exhibit bad behavior on the MM platform we can cancel your access.
4. If you use the platform to find a reuse transaction opportunity, you should conduct that transaction on the platform.
5. You should only engage is buying or selling discussions on materials for which you have an intent and the rights to buy or sell.
6. In order to load materials you want to sell you will need to provide detailed information.
7. When you engage in conversations around a possible transaction you should try respond quickly or we may give you a nudge.
8. We will do our best to make sure information participants load into the platform is accurate but we can’t be responsible for the final quality or nature of the materials you might receive.
9. We believe the detail on your platform transactions are confidential. We will take great measures to treat them that way and you should do the same.
10. There may be a reason we need to add to or change these terms & conditions in the future and we will inform you when we do.
11. We developed this platform and own any and all parts of it. You own your materials and we will not modify the information about them in the platform without your permission.
Terms and Conditions
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a legal agreement between you and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (“US BCSD,” “we,” “us,” “our”) that governs your access to and use of the https://go.materialsmarketplace.org (the “Site”), including all related US BCSD websites, associated media, printed or electronic materials, and Updates (all collectively, the “Service”). References to “you” and “your” mean anyone who visits, accesses, or uses the Service. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of these Terms and any additional terms that may be provided or presented to you when you use certain features of the Service, all of which are incorporated into these Terms by this reference. PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING “I AGREE”, MAKING A PURCHASE THROUGH THE SERVICE, REGISTERING FOR AN ACCOUNT, OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE, MAKE A PURCHASE THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR CLICK TO INDICATE THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. THESE TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. PLEASE REVIEW SECTION 22 BELOW.
NOTICE: The Service comprises an online platform through which sellers may create a listing (“Listing”) of certain products or materials (each a “Material”) available for purchase through the Service. The Service is solely an information-sharing, facilitation, and payment service, and US BCSD is not a party to any agreements entered into between buyers and sellers, nor does US BCSD have any control over the accuracy of information presented through the Service or the quality of Materials purchased by buyers from sellers through the Service. US BCSD disclaims all liability in this regard to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
1. Eligibility. Use of the Service is limited to parties that can lawfully buy and sell the Materials and can enter into and form contracts under applicable law. For example, minors are not allowed to use the Service. You represent and warrant that: (a) if you are a business, you are duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of the state of the United States in which your business is registered and that you are registering for the Service within the United States; (b) you have all requisite right, power, and authority to enter into these Terms and perform your obligations hereunder; (c) you are authorized to purchase such Materials; (d) any information provided or made available by you or your affiliates to US BCSD or its affiliates is at all times accurate and complete; and (e) your use of the Service will comply with all applicable Transaction Tax (as defined below) laws.
3. Account Registration; Access. You may visit the Site without registering for an Account, but you must register for an account (“Account”) in order to use the Service to purchase Materials. To create an Account, you must provide your name, email address, and password chosen by you. You must also provide your business name, phone number, billing address, billing phone, and other information. The password you provide is used to protect your Account. Choose a password carefully that only you have access to. If you create an Account, you must provide US BCSD with current, complete, and accurate information. Failure to maintain updated information may result in termination of your Account. You must keep your password confidential and not authorize any third party to use it or your Account. You agree that US BCSD may attribute all use of your Account to you and that you are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. If you share your computer or device, you should sign out of your US BCSD account before relinquishing control of your computer or device. You must notify US BCSD immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. Should your Account be inactive for six months, US BCSD reserves the right to close or suspend your Account. We will notify you of this closure via your original email.
4. Seller Terms.
a. Listings. As a registered user of the Service, you may create Listings. To create a Listing, you will be required to provide information about the Material you are selling, including Material name and the quantity of the Material available. By creating a Listing, you represent and warrant that you have the right and ability to sell the Material using the Service, and that the Listing is accurate, current, and complete and is not misleading or otherwise deceptive. Your Listings will be visible to other registered users. You may list any Material on the Service other than controlled substances unless otherwise prohibited by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may not list any item or link or post any related material that (a) infringes or misappropriates any third party intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets) or other proprietary rights (including rights of publicity or privacy); (b) constitutes libel or slander or is otherwise defamatory; or (c) is counterfeited, illegal, stolen, or fraudulent.
b. Pricing; Transactions. By creating a Listing, you are obligated to sell the Material in your Listing at the listed price to buyers who place an order and in accordance with the terms as agreed to between you and the buyer. You agree to complete each transaction in a manner described in these Terms and through the Service. You acknowledge that by not fulfilling these obligations, your action or inaction may be legally actionable.
c. Transaction Taxes. You agree that it is your responsibility to determine whether Transaction Taxes apply to a transaction, and that it is your obligation to properly collect, report, and remit to the appropriate tax authority all applicable Transaction Taxes, unless applicable law imposes such obligation expressly and solely on US BCSD; provided, however, that you may accept documentation from a buyer claiming an exemption or exclusion from, or reduction of, Transaction Taxes as set forth in Section 5(c), below. “Transaction Taxes” means any and all sales, goods and services, use, excise, import, export, value added, consumption and other taxes and duties assessed, incurred or required to be collected or paid for any reason in connection with any advertisement, offer, or sale of Materials by you on or through the Service, or otherwise in connection with any action, inaction, or omission of you or any of affiliate of yours, or any of your or their respective employees, agents, contractors, or representatives.
d. US BCSD Service Fee. US BCSD may charge you a fee based on the price at which you sell Materials using the Service (the “US BCSD Service Fee”). You will be notified of the US BCSD Service Fee via the Service before entering into a transaction. The US BCSD Service Fee may be updated by US BCSD from time to time.
5. Buyer Terms.
a. Purchase; Payments. You agree to pay for any purchases made in connection with your Account in accordance with these Terms and the terms agreed to with the seller. In connection with your purchase, you will be asked to provide customary billing information such as name and billing address. You may make payment for Materials using a payment card or other payment method accepted by our third party payment processor. All credit card details are encrypted when entered and stored by our third party payment processor.
c. Transaction Taxes. In connection with any transaction, you agree to pay all applicable Transaction Taxes as calculated by the seller; provided, however, that you may claim an exemption or exclusion from, or reduction of, Transaction Taxes with respect to a transaction by providing to the seller all documentation required to claim such exemption, exclusion, or reduction, including any applicable exemption or resale certificate. You represent and warrant by uploading such documentation to the Service that the documentation and your claimed exemption, exclusion, or reduction of Transaction Taxes are valid and comply with all applicable laws and requirements.
d. US BCSD Service Fee. US BCSD may charge you a fee based on the price at which you buy Materials using the Service. You will be notified of such fee via the Service before entering into a transaction. This fee may be updated by US BCSD from time to time.
6. Safety and Quality. The Service allows you to purchase Materials from third party sellers. US BCSD does not assess the quality of the Materials sold by third party sellers through the Service. US BCSD has no control over the actions of any registered user. As a result, there are risks, including the risks of purchasing Materials through third party sellers and those related to the quality or integrity of the Materials. In all cases you agree to assume all risks, and US BCSD disclaims all liability arising out of your use of the Service to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
7. Permitted Use of the Service. The Service and all photos, information, graphics, text, images, sounds, and other materials (including metadata) that are provided to you through the Service (“Content”) are owned by US BCSD and/or its licensors. You may use the Service solely as permitted and in compliance with these Terms. You may not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer any portion of the Service, except to the extent that applicable law expressly permits it despite this limitation. You acknowledge and agree that you will not work around any technical limitation in the Service or use the Service in an attempt to circumvent measures employed to control access to, or rights in, the Service. You may not use the Service for any illegal purpose. Any scraping, automated access, or other unauthorized access to and storage of Content is prohibited. You agree not to use the Service in any way that would interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service or the networks or servers connected to the Service; to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity (including US BCSD); to upload, post, or transmit any Content that infringes the proprietary rights of any third party, or is otherwise unlawful or offensive; or to harass or otherwise harm any other person or entity. Any unauthorized use of the Service may result in termination of all rights to use the Service, including your Account, and may be subject to legal action.
8. Feedback. You may provide comments or feedback about your use of the Service (“Feedback”) to US BCSD. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the property of US BCSD and that US BCSD is free to use, disclose, reproduce, license, distribute, and otherwise exploit the Feedback without any obligations or restrictions of any kind (including payment obligations). US BCSD may periodically collect, process, and use technical, usage, and related information about your use of the Service to improve the performance of the Service.
9. User Content. US BCSD may, from time to time, allow you to submit Content to the Service. For example, you may be required to upload a picture, company information, or other information. US BCSD does not control or endorse any Content provided by users of the Service (“User Content”). US BCSD does not claim ownership of User Content. However, you grant to US BCSD and all members who have access to your User Content on or through the Service a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, fully-paid, sublicensable, transferable, and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display the User Content you make available through the Service and to publish your name and other information about you in connection with that User Content. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights necessary to grant the rights in this Section and that the use and publication of your User Content will not violate any law. You must not provide any User Content that infringes or misappropriate any third party intellectual or other property rights. You are solely responsible for all User Content you make available through the Service. US BCSD reserves the right to remove or modify User Content if it violates the Terms or is offensive or harmful.
10. Support and Updates. US BCSD has no obligation to and may not provide support for the Service. If US BCSD does provide updates, supplements, or add-on components to the Service after the date you initially use or access the Service or Content (collectively, “Updates”), these Terms will apply to the Updates. If US BCSD provides additional terms along with any Update, those terms will apply to the Update. You agree that US BCSD may automatically check your version of the Service and may automatically send updates to you. US BCSD may add new features or remove existing features offered through the Service. US BCSD reserves the right to discontinue your access to Updates.
11. Service Availability. You may use the Service if and when it is available. US BCSD does not guarantee availability of the Service and there may be interruptions for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, repairs, or equipment failures. Certain Service features may be a pre-release version and may not work correctly or in the way a final version might work. To the maximum extent authorized under applicable law, US BCSD reserves the right to change, remove, delete, restrict or block access to, or stop providing any or all part of the Service at any time.
12. Changes to these Terms. US BCSD reserves the right to change these Terms at any time upon notice. US BCSD may give notice by making the updated Terms available in the Service or by any other reasonable means. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at Terms of Service. The updated Terms are binding on you on the effective date indicated at the top of these Terms. If you do not agree to the updated Terms, you must stop using the Service before the effective date. Your continued use of the Service after the effective date posted at the top of these Terms will constitute your acceptance of the updated Terms.
13. Third Party Materials and Linked Sites. You may need to use or obtain additional products or services in order to use the Service, such as a device, internet access, or a data connection, and there may be fees charged by third parties that are related to your use of the Service. You must obtain or use such products or services separately and pay all associated charges (including for internet access or other data transmission). The Service may contain links or references to third party websites (“Linked Sites”). US BCSD does not endorse any Linked Sites or the information, products, or services contained on any Linked Sites, and has no control over Linked Sites or their content. Linked Sites are governed by their own user agreements and privacy policies, which you should be sure to read.
14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS”, AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND THE ENTIRE RISK OF USE AND PERFORMANCE REMAINS WITH YOU, AND US BCSD AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN PARTICULAR, US BCSD, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE: (A) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH IT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS THEREIN WILL BE CORRECTED. ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, AND PRODUCTS YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PURCHASED AND ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT RESULTS THEREFROM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
15. DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL US BCSD OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, PARTNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES; FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, BUSINESS, GOODWILL, ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, OR USE; LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION; BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OF PRIVACY, EVEN IF US BCSD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE NOT EXCLUDED OR DISCLAIMED UNDER SECTIONS 15 OR 16, US BCSD’S AND ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, PARTNERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS MAXIMUM, AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THESE TERMS FOR ANY DAMAGES, INJURIES, AND LOSSES ARISING FROM ANY CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, RESULTING FROM, OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICE WILL BE TO RECOVER THE ACTUAL DAMAGES YOU INCUR BASED UPON REASONABLE RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE UP TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (U.S. $100). THE EXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE CLAIMS OR SUITS UNDER OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICE WILL NOT ENLARGE OR EXTEND THE LIMITATION OF MONEY DAMAGES WHICH WILL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET OUT IN THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY RESULTING FROM US BCSD’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
17. Independent Remedies. The exclusion of damages under Section 15 is independent of your exclusive remedy in Section 16 and it survives even if the exclusive remedy fails of its essential purpose or otherwise is deemed unenforceable. Each of the limitations of liability in Sections 14, 15, and 16 apply without regard to whether loss, liability, or damage arise from (a) breach of contract, (b) breach of warranty, (c) fault or tort, including negligence and misrepresentation, (d) strict liability, or (e) any other cause of action, to the extent the exclusions and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law.
18. Indemnification. You will defend, indemnify, and hold US BCSD, its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, partners, suppliers, and licensors harmless and will keep them indemnified from any claim, loss, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to or arising from (a) your use of the Service; (b) any violation by you of these Terms; (c) any Transaction Taxes imposed on the transactions to which you are a party, together with any penalties or interest imposed thereon, and any and all costs, including attorneys’ fees, that US BCSD may incur in responding to or defending against any claim or assertion by a taxing authority in connection with any such Transaction Tax; or (d) your violation of any rights of another party or applicable law.
19. Notices. US BCSD may give you all required notices (including legal process) by any lawful method, including by mail, by posting notices in the Service, or by sending notice to any email address you provide to US BCSD. You agree to send US BCSD notices by emailing them to the following address: email@example.com.
20. Reservation of Rights; Copyright and Trademark Notice. US BCSD and its licensors owns all title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the Service, and US BCSD reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms. The Service is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. US BCSD, the US BCSD logo, and other US BCSD product and service names referenced in the Service are the trademarks of US BCSD and its affiliates. Any other company names, product names, service names, or logos referenced in connection with the Service may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
21. DMCA Copyright Notice and Takedown Procedures. US BCSD respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any Content or material available in the Service infringes your copyright or the copyright of any third party, please send written notice in accordance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to our designated Copyright Agent, who can be reached as follows:
Attn: Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To be effective, notice must include the following, in compliance with Section 512(c) of the DMCA:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and specific information sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
d. Information sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
e. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
This process is only available for reporting a claim of copyright infringement. Messages related to other matters will not receive a response through this process. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing may be subject to liability. If you are unsure whether material on the Site is infringing, you should contact an attorney prior to sending notice. After receiving notice, US BCSD may remove or disable access to infringing material.
22. Governing Law and Exclusive Jurisdiction; Dispute Resolution. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts sitting in King County, Washington, United States, for any and all disputes, claims, and actions arising from or in connection with the US BCSD Service or these Terms. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms. YOU AND US BCSD EACH AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS OR ANY ASPECT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND US BCSD, WILL BE RESOLVED IN KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON BY BINDING ARBITRATION BY A SINGLE NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR OR, IF THE CLAIM QUALIFIES, IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. YOU AND US BCSD EACH ALSO AGREE THAT THESE TERMS AFFECT INTERSTATE COMMERCE SO THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT APPLIES, INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO ANY QUESTION OF WHETHER A CLAIM OR DISPUTE IS SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION (DESPITE THE CHOICE OF GOVERNING LAW IN THIS SECTION). YOU AND US BCSD EACH AGREE TO ONLY PURSUE ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND THAT YOU WILL NOT PURSUE ARBITRATION IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS, REGARDLESS OF THE APPLICATION OF PROCEDURAL RULES BY ANY ARBITRATOR. IF ANY COURT OR ARBITRATOR HOLDS THAT THE CLASS ACTION WAIVER IS UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE DISPUTE MUST BE BROUGHT IN A STATE OR FEDERAL COURT IN KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON. YOU AND US BCSD EACH ALSO AGREE THAT FOR ARBITRATED CLAIMS THE ARBITRATOR’S AWARD WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING AND MAY BE ENTERED AS A JUDGMENT IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. For each dispute or claim, you and US BCSD will each give the other the opportunity to resolve it by sending the other a written description along with relevant documents, supporting information and the proposed resolution. Notice to US BCSD must be sent to the contact in Section 19. US BCSD will attempt to notify you in writing if US BCSD has your email or mailing address. If US BCSD does not have your address US BCSD will attempt to contact you with the contact information associated with your Account. You and US BCSD each agree to negotiate disputes and claims in good faith. If US BCSD is unable to resolve the dispute or claim within 90 days after US BCSD receives your notice or US BCSD mails or posts the notice to you, you and US BCSD each may pursue the dispute or claim in arbitration or, if the claim qualifies, in small claims court. If you want to arbitrate, to begin arbitration you must send a written request requesting arbitration and describing your claim to the contact listed for US BCSD in Section 19. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will arbitrate all disputes and the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will apply. You and US BCSD each are responsible for your own respective costs relating to the arbitration, except that US BCSD will pay the arbitration administrative or filing fees, including the arbitrator fees. An arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief authorized by law, including injunctive or declaratory relief and attorneys’ fees.
23. Termination. You may terminate your Account or your use of the Service at any time by contacting us at the email address listed in Section 25. These Terms and your right to access or use the Service will automatically terminate upon your breach of these Terms. If terminated, you must immediately destroy all copies of the Content. Any provision which, by its nature or express terms should survive, will survive such termination, including, but not limited to, Sections 14 – 25.
24. General. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of these Terms to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect, and any unenforceable provision will be modified to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, which may include its deletion. Section titles are only for convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. US BCSD may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms or assign, transfer, sublicense or otherwise transfer your rights, if any, in the Service (including any right to access the Service). These Terms will be binding upon all of US BCSD’s successors and assigns. US BCSD’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. A waiver will only be binding on US BCSD if it is in a written document signed by US BCSD. These Terms (including any incorporated terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and US BCSD with respect to your use of the Service. Both you and US BCSD warrant to each other that, in entering these Terms, neither US BCSD nor you have relied on nor will have any right or remedy based upon any statement, representation, warranty, or assurance other than those expressly stated in these Terms. The preceding sentence will not limit or exclude any liability that cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law. No one other than you and US BCSD, or US BCSD’s successors and permitted assigns, will have any right to enforce any of these Terms.
25. Contact Information. If you have questions or comments regarding the Service, your Account, or these Terms, please contact us at: email@example.com
1. INFORMATION COLLECTION.
a. General. When you visit the Site without registering for an account (“Account”) or making a purchase, you can browse without submitting any personally identifiable information. In order to set up an Account and use the Service to purchase Materials, however, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information. Personally-identifiable information is information that can identify you, including, for example, your name or email address.
b. Account, Login, Purchase, and Other Information. If you create an Account or purchase or offer for sale any products or materials (each a “Material”) through the Service, you will be asked to provide and we may collect certain information you provide to us, including, but not limited to, name, email address, password, business name, billing address, and other information.
c. Listings. Registered users may create a list (“Listing”) of Materials available for purchase through the Service. To create a Listing, you will be required to provide and we will collect certain information about the Material you are selling, including Material name, the quantity of the Material available, and a description of the Material.
d. Request Certain Information. You may provide your email address and other contact information to us in order to request information related to US BCSD’s products, programs, and services even if you do not sign up for an Account or make a purchase.
e. Communications. In order to receive certain communications from us, you will be required to submit certain personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, physical address, phone number, and other contact information.
f. Social Media. We may collect information when you visit or use third-party websites and apps that we have a registered page with such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We receive information about you and your activities on and off our Website from third-party websites and apps through their reporting tools.
g. Payment Information; Third Party Payment Processor. We use a third-party payment processor to assist in securely processing your personally identifiable payment information. The credit card information that you provide is encrypted and transmitted directly to our third-party payment processor. We do not store your credit card information and do not control and are not responsible for its collection or use of your information.
h. Automatically Collected Information. Similar to other websites, we may collect some information automatically and store it in log files. This collection may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser and device type, referring/exit pages and URLs, other browser history, number of clicks, landing pages, cookie information, the pages you requested and viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of each request you make. We collect this non-identifying information in order to better understand our users, to more efficiently operate our business, to promote our products and services, and to improve the quality of the Service. We may automatically collect information using various mechanisms, including, but not limited to, cookies and pixels.
Pixels. Pixels are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track the online movements of web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive, pixels are small graphics that are about the size of the period at the end of the sentence that are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails. Our third-party analytics providers may place pixels on the Site that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting the Site). Our third-party analytics providers use information obtained from pixels to help us improve our business and the Service. We do not control the use of pixels by third parties.
2. INFORMATION USE.
a. General. We will use your personally identifiable information to operate, manage, and administer your Account and the Service; to assist in facilitating your Materials transactions; to provide you with support for the Service; to communicate with you; to improve the Service; and to provide you information about US BCSD products and services (as well as the products and services of third parties). We may also use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes; to detect and protect against errors, fraud, and illegal activity; to assist law enforcement; to enforce this Policy and our Terms of Service; or for any other purpose described in this Policy or described to you at the time of collection.
b. Communications. We may use your personally identifiable information to send you emails, notifications, or other communications related to your use of the Service, your Account, your orders for Materials, or to respond to your inquiries or requests. You may not opt out of these Service-related emails. We may also send you promotional emails to notify you about products or services that may be of interest to you. If you would like to stop receiving promotional messages from us or third parties, please click on the opt-out link in any non-Service related email you receive. Even if you opt out, you will continue to receive Service-related communications from us.
c. Use of Non-Personally Identifiable and Aggregate Information. We may use non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to, analyzing trends, managing and administering the Service, tracking users’ interaction with the Service, to create new products or services, or to improve our business and the Service. In addition, we may share aggregate information with our business partners. We may also combine your non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information with other non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information collected from other sources. We will take reasonable steps, including those described in this Policy, to ensure that aggregate information is never associated with you or your personally identifiable information.
d. Information Retention. We may retain your non-personally identifiable information indefinitely, or as long as legally required or allowed, for our business needs and in order to deter fraud or abuse of the Service. We may dispose of any information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. We do not undertake any retention obligations through this statement.
3. INFORMATION DISCLOSURE.
a. Affiliated Entities and Service Providers. We may disclose your information, including personal information, to affiliated entities or organizations, business partners, and to agents and service providers to help us operate the Service, improve our business or the Service, and to provide services to us.
b. Legal Requirements. In some cases, we may disclose your information, including personal information: (i) as required by any applicable law or legal regulation; (ii) if we believe disclosure is needed to protect our rights, property, or safety; (iii) to government regulators or law enforcement authorities in connection with any judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us or the Service; and (iv) to respond to a physical threat to you or another person.
c. Insolvency and Business Transitions. If we should ever file for bankruptcy or engage in a business transition such as a merger with another company, or if we purchase, sell, or reorganize all or part of our business or assets, we may disclose your information, including, but not limited to, personal information, to prospective or actual purchasers in connection with one of these transactions.
d. Disclaimer. We cannot ensure that all of your personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. For example, a third party may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or other users of the Service may abuse or misuse your personal information. No transmission of data over the internet can be 100% secure.
4. INFORMATION SECURITY MEASURES. We exercise care in facilitating the transmission of information between your device or computer and the third-party servers that operate and store information for the Service. The personal information we collect is stored in operating environments that are not available to the public. While we have mechanisms in place to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
5. ADDITIONAL TERMS.
a. The Service Is Not for or Directed Towards Children. The Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, and children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the Service. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information immediately and delete it from our servers. If you believe information from a child under the age of 13 has been provided to the Service, please notify us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. California Minors. While the Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, if you are a California resident under age 18 and you believe your information has become publicly-available through the Service and you are unable to remove it, you may request removal by contacting us at: email@example.com.
c. Your California Privacy Rights; California Shine the Light Law. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties to whom we have disclosed personal information (if any) for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, please send an e-mail with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. ACCESSING, UPDATING, OR DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. You may access, update, or delete your personal information by contacting us at: email@example.com. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests to correct inaccurate information except where the request is unreasonable, requires disproportionate technical effort or expense, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical. If your Account is terminated for any reason, your information will no longer be accessible through your Account or associated with your Account. However, activity that occurred prior to deletion may still continue to be stored on our systems or the systems of our service providers.
8. PRIVACY QUESTIONS. If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.