By using the Safe Cosmetics Alliance web site, www.SafeCosmeticsAlliance.org (sometimes referred to as "this site" or "our site") you agree during your use to abide by these Terms and Conditions and any future additions or changes to these Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. Coalition Members***reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to change portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions. In addition, when using this site or a service of this site, you will be subject to any posted rules or policies for the service. These rules, even if adopted in the future, are part of these Terms and Conditions.
We maintain this web site as a service to the public and its members. The design of this site and information contained within the site are the proprietary property of the Coalition Members and protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law. The selection, arrangement and design of the entire contents of this site, as well as its original content, are the property of the Coalition Members. Other product and company names mentioned in this site are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Other content posted on this site is the copyrighted work of the author or owner.
You are granted a nonexclusive, limited and revocable right to access, use, display and navigate this web site solely for your personal use. Except where otherwise noted, permission (which may be revoked at any time in the sole discretion of the Coalition) to use content (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets, and FAQs) from this website is granted, provided that (1) none of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices are removed, (2) use of the content is for informational and non-commercial use only and is not to be used in a misleading or deceptive manner, and (3) you do not use any content, without express written permission, in a manner that suggests an association with any of the Coalition Members or any of their members, services, initiatives or other activities.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our visitors to do the same. We may, in ***Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD), Professional Beauty Association (PBA), Direct Selling Association (DSA), and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate access to a visitor who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that a work protected by a U.S. copyright has been linked to, posted, stored, copied or made accessible on this website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us via email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Conduct on Our Site
Certain sections of our site allow users to communicate with Coalition Members and other users of the site. Opinions, advice, statements, offers, links, materials and other information (together "Postings") on these sections are generated by the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or opinions of the Coalition Members or any of their members. We are not responsible for the content of any Postings other than those made by the Coalition or its members who are one our authorized agents acting in an official capacity. We reserve the right to pre-screen, monitor, edit, or delete Postings generated by participants if they do not comply with these Terms and Conditions or are otherwise harmful, inaccurate or objectionable. However, we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing Postings that fail to comply with these Terms. Any complaint about copyright violations in the Postings may be made by following the procedures in these Terms under the heading "Copyright Complaints." We do not endorse external Web sites that may be listed in any Postings.
When you participate by posting comments on this website, you agree to the following rules:
THIS WEB SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE NATURE, CONTENT OR ACCURACY (EITHER WHEN POSTED OR AS A RESULT OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME) OF ANY MATERIAL AT THE SITE AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES. WE WILL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE, BUT MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY, INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY AND COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. ANYONE USING THIS SITE SHOULD CHECK REFERENCE MATERIALS TO ENSURE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE AND FREE FROM OMISSIONS.
While we have systems in place to minimize the risk of transmitting computer viruses, we disclaim all liability for computer viruses or other disabling computer code that you may inadvertently acquire when you download information from this site. You are advised to obtain and use appropriate anti-virus and security software. We reserve the right to change the content of this website at any time or to discontinue this site and to change these Terms and Conditions at any time.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE, THE COALITION OR OUR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, EVEN IF WE OR OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Clicking on certain links within this site will cause you to leave the Safe Cosmetics Alliance site. The linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the accuracy of content on any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience. and the fact that we provide links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any of these sites.
Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of the web site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the District of Columbia, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Your access and use privileges of this web site and its content are conditioned upon your adherence to these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to seek all other remedies available at law and in equity. You agree, at your own expense, to defend, indemnify and hold us and our Representatives harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by a third party in connection with or arising out of your access to, or use of, this web site or any of its content in a manner other than as expressly authorized by these Terms and Conditions, your breach of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of applicable laws or any third party rights.
Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to use of this site, or related to these Terms and Conditions, or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be exclusively determined by arbitration in the District of Columbia, before one arbitrator. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude the Coalition Members from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.
These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Safe Cosmetic Alliance web site and its content and supersede any and all other agreements between us with respect to matters in these Terms and Conditions.
No waiver of any provisions in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision.
Last revised: November 9, 2011