Our goal is to create a safe and productive place for people to have a global conversation about climate and change. To do so we must have a website with legal terms that protect us as well as our users so that we can focus on our core mission. In addition to general terms that govern the entirety of our website, herein you will also find more detailed descriptions of the legal terms applicable to your submissions. Thank you for your interest in our cause and for visiting our website.
BY ACCESSING, VISITING, BROWSING, USING, OR ATTEMPTING TO INTERACT WITH ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WEBSITE’S SUBMISSION PROCESS AND CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY “SERVICES”), YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE.
WICKED QUESTIONS RESERVES THE RIGHT, FROM TIME TO TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT IN WICKED QUESTIONS'S SOLE DISCRETION. CONTINUED USE OF ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES. THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WHICH SUPERSEDES ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS, CAN BE REVIEWED BY CLICKING ON THE HYPER-LINKS FOR THIS AGREEMENT LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM AND WITHIN VARIOUS PAGES ON THE WICKED QUESTIONS WEBSITE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS MAIN LANDING PAGE.
THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. WE HAVE NO INTENT TO COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. ALTHOUGH OUR WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE CHILD-SAFE, IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN. FURTHERMORE, IF YOU WISH TO MAKE SUBMISSIONS, YOU MUST GRANT YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN ALL NECESSARY RIGHTS IN AND TO YOUR SUBMISSION AND YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST MAKE THE SUBMISSION. WE ENCOURAGE SUCH COOPERATION BETWEEN PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND CHILDREN TO ENHANCE THE CONVERSATION IN THE HOME AROUND CLIMATE AND CHANGE.
1. ACCESS TO THIS SITE
To access this website or some of the resources it offers, including contacting Wicked Questions, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information such as your name, e-mail address, and other credentials. It is a condition of your use of this website that all the information you provide on this website will be correct, current, and complete. If Wicked Questions believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, Wicked Questions has the right to refuse you access to this website or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.
2. RESTRICTIONS ON USE
3. ADDITIONAL USE LIMITATION
You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, send, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, Content, software, products, or services obtained from or otherwise connected to Wicked Questions’s website except as expressly permitted by Wicked Questions. Wicked Questions requires these limitations to protect its mission and the integrity of its website and the organization.
4. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
The material and content accessible from this website, and any other website owned, operated, licensed, or otherwise controlled by Wicked Questions, including without limitation all text, video, audio, streaming content, graphics, images, photographs and other perceivable media including without limitation all Submissions (the “Content”) is the proprietary information of Wicked Questions or the party that provided or licensed the Content to Wicked Questions, whereby such providing party retains all right, title, and interest in the Content subject to the license grants contained herein for Submissions. Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of Wicked Questions or, in the case of the Submissions, except as is consistent with the license granted by users as set forth in this Agreement. Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in this Agreement violates Wicked Questions’s intellectual property rights and/or the intellectual property rights of others. Neither title nor intellectual property rights in and to the website or its Content are transferred to you by access to this website.
This website may be hyper-linked to other websites which are not maintained by, or related to, Wicked Questions. Hyper-links to such websites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this website or Wicked Questions. Wicked Questions has not reviewed any or all of such websites and is not responsible for the content of those websites. Wicked Questions is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any hyper-linked website. Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and Wicked Questions makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these hyper-links or the websites hyper-linked to this website. Wicked Questions provides hyper-links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party website does not necessarily imply endorsement by Wicked Questions of that website or any association with its operators.
6. USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Wicked Questions’s website may contain forums, chat areas, blogs with comment capabilities, and/or other message or communication facilities and the ability to make Submissions designed to allow you to communicate with us, the Internet community, or with a group (collectively, “Communications Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and content that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service and, in the case of a blog topic or other similar post, that are related to that main post.
Among other actions, when using a Communication Service, you agree that you will not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this website any material that:
(i) you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party, such as files containing photos, audio, video or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity);
(ii) advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
(iii) is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
(iv) does not pertain directly to this website and our mission or the main post to which a comment is directed;
(v) threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening, or offensive;
(vi) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details, providing personally identifiable details about children, showing children in inappropriate or illegal situations, or otherwise;
(vii) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
(viii) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
(ix) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
(x) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this website or by Wicked Questions;
(xi) solicits funds, advertisers, or sponsors;
(xii) includes programs that contain viruses, worms, and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
(xiii) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, redirects or misleads other users into visiting other sites or viewing unintended content in a misleading or deceptive way, or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this website;
(xiv) amounts to a “pyramid” or other like scheme, including contests, chain letters, and surveys;
(xv) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines, established from time to time regarding use of this website or any networks connected to this website; or
(xvi) contains hyper-links to other websites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above.
Wicked Questions reserves the right to monitor use of this website to determine compliance with this Agreement, as well as the right to remove or refuse any information, including any Submission for any reason. Wicked Questions reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at and/or the website any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. Wicked Questions also reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information, Submissions, or materials, in whole or in part, in its sole discretion.
Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither Wicked Questions nor any third party that provides Content to Wicked Questions for your use, performance, display, viewing, distribution, modification, or other purpose will assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by Wicked Questions or such third party with respect to any Submission. Wicked Questions cautions you against giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Wicked Questions does not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Service and, consequently, Wicked Questions specifically disclaims any liability with respect to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service including without limitation any Submissions.
Wicked Questions is asking its website users to submit Content to support our goal of a global conversation about climate and change. Our goal is to create a community of sharing for the purpose of this conversation. For that reason, we require that the content you submit be subject to a license to us and others that is very permissive for sharing including our ability to partner with potentially for-profit institutions for purposes such as promoting and distributing the content you submit.
You hereby grant to Wicked Questions the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, broadcast, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all Content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to Wicked Questions through this website (together, the “Submission”), and to incorporate any Submission, in whole or in part or modified as Wicked Questions sees fit, in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You hereby waive in perpetuity all so-called "moral rights," rights of integrity, or rights of attribution. You further agree that Wicked Questions may use your name, likeness, pseudonym, avatar, or other information related to your identity and provided to Wicked Questions through the website in conjunction and in relation to your Submission and you waive any right of publicity or privacy related thereto. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights and permissions necessary to grant the above license, including without limitation any necessary licenses or assignments of copyrights, publicity rights, and privacy rights, and that your Submission conforms to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement including without limitation restrictions on related to the use of the Communication Service. Wicked Questions will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission to the full extent of its license without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Wicked Questions operations. You recognize, understand, and agree that to promote its mission and goals of the website, Wicked Questions may partner with or otherwise license your Submission to for-profit entities, such as, without limitation, for promotion and distribution. ALL SUBMISSIONS AND PARTS THEREOF MUST BE ORIGINAL CONTENT OR YOU MUST HAVE THE EXPRESS WRITTEN AND SIGNED LICENSE OR ASSIGNMENT RIGHT GRANTED TO YOU FOR INCLUSION IN YOUR SUBMISSION TO WICKED QUESTIONS.
You further agree that the representations, licenses, permissions, waivers, grants, terms, and conditions set forth in the above paragraph are also made and granted to all other users of the website except that the license rights, permissions, waivers, and grants therein shall be limited solely to non-commercial purposes. For example, another user of the website may copy and distribute your Submission without further permission from you or Wicked Questions so long as the purpose for such copying and distribution is solely for non-commercial purposes.
We may use your Submission in our sole discretion, and your Submission is in no way guaranteed to be posted or otherwise displayed or distributed by Wicked Questions. Submissions that have been accepted and will be placed on the Wicked Questions website or otherwise used by Wicked Questions may not appear or be used immediately after their submission.
Wicked Questions may require you to make submissions in whole or in part through use of third parties such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, or other websites or platforms. You agree to abide by any terms and conditions associated without those third parties and understand and agree that Wicked Questions is in no way affiliated with those third parties.
Wicked Questions is in no way providing legal advice to you through this Agreement and suggests you consult legal authorities including attorneys with any questions you may have regarding obtaining permissions and consents from those in your Submissions, your rights to film on location, as well as licenses and other rights to reproduce the content of others. You must keep and provide to Wicked Questions all such written licenses, assignments, permissions, consents and other documentation and you agree to cooperate at your expense to obtain any such documents to allow Wicked Questions and other website users to exercise their license rights to the full extent granted under this Agreement.
If you have any questions about our Submissions terms, you may contact us at _______.
You understand that Wicked Questions cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files, including without limitation Content, available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this website for any reconstruction of any lost data. We are not responsible in any way for any lost or deleted Submissions. Wicked Questions does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.
The Content is not necessarily complete and up-to-date and should not be used to replace any written reports, statements, or notices provided by Wicked Questions.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. WICKED QUESTIONS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WICKED QUESTIONS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WICKED QUESTIONS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND WICKED QUESTIONS MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT WICKED QUESTIONS, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT. WICKED QUESTIONS MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
All of the information in this website, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this website, and Wicked Questions does not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this website if it is not, or is no longer accurate or complete.
9. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
WICKED QUESTIONS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, DONORS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WICKED QUESTIONS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF WICKED QUESTIONS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, DONORS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE MINIMUM AMOUNT ALLOWED BY LAW IF A TOTAL DISCLAIMER OF ALL LIABILITY IS NOT ALLOWED.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES SUCH AS INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
10. TERMINATION OR RESTRICTION OF ACCESS
Wicked Questions reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Wicked Questions’s website or any portion thereof and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
12. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
Trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing in this website are the property of Wicked Questions or the party that provided the trademarks, services marks, logos, and copyrighted works to Wicked Questions. Wicked Questions and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works to Wicked Questions retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing in this website.
All Content of Wicked Questions’s website owned by Wicked Questions is: Copyright © 2016 Wicked Questions, All rights reserved.
13. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Wicked Questions’s copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Wicked Questions and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed.
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 website, including the Submission name or ID, 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.
Wicked Questions’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its website can be reached as follows:
phone: [Phone number]
fax: [Fax Number]
e-mail: [E-mail address]
Any passwords used for this website are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any). Wicked Questions will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that Wicked Questions considers insecure, Wicked Questions will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.
This Agreement, your Submissions, and any related dispute between the parties will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of Minnesota, United States of America, excluding any principles of conflicts of law. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in Minnesota in connection with any dispute between you and Wicked Questions arising out of or relating to this Agreement, your Submissions, or pertaining to the subject matter hereof. The parties to this Agreement each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of or relating this Agreement, your Submissions, or pertaining to the subject matter hereof will be in the state and federal courts in Minnesota.
If any part of this Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable, shall be modified by a court of competent jurisdiction to reflect to the maximum extent possible the original intention of the parties as dictated by the original wording, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Wicked Questions may assign or otherwise convey any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement, but you may not. All of the terms and conditions of this agreement shall inure and be binding upon any party's permitted successors and assigns.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Wicked Questions as a result of this agreement or use of Wicked Questions’s website, or any Submission.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement among the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between the user and Wicked Questions with respect to Wicked Questions’s websites.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this website will govern the items to which they pertain.
The section headings appearing in this Agreement are inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section or in any way affect such section.
The failure by Us at any time to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement or any right or remedy available hereunder or at law or in equity, or to exercise any option herein provided, will not constitute a waiver of such provision, right, remedy or option or in any way affect the validity of this Agreement. The waiver of any default us will not be deemed a continuing waiver, but will apply solely to the instance to which such waiver is directed.
This Agreement may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be correct or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update this Agreement at any time without prior notice. We do not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.
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