Terms and Conditions | Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Last Updated January 2016

Welcome to the official website of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York, New York. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the “CSLDF Site” is the website whose home page is located at www.climatesciencedefensefund.org.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY OF THE CSLDF SITE. By using the pages on this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the CSLDF Site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of these sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.


The Contents of the CSLDF Site are intended solely for personal, noncommercial (other than for the purchase of merchandise from our site) use by the users of our site. You may view, copy, and print the Contents displayed on this site subject to the following conditions:

(i) you use the material for noncommercial use only,

(ii) you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices,

(iii) you do not make editorial changes to material you attribute to us,

(iv) you do not excerpt, juxtapose, or present attributed material in any way that is misleading as to our original editorial intent, or as to your relationship with us, and

(v) you do not download materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from the CSLDF site.

For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Contents or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the site, or any related software. You may not attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any of the software used by CSLDF as part of the web sites.


Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, Climate Science Defense Fund, CSLDF, CSLDF logos, and any other trademarks on the CSLDF Site (collectively “CSLDF Trademarks”) are trademarks of CSLDF in the United States and other countries unless it is explicitly stated on the CSLDF Site where a trademark appears that the trademark is the trademark of a third party (or it is obvious from the context that it is the trademark of a third party; e.g., where we include on the CSLDF Site the name or logo of a coalition partner) (“Third-Party Trademarks”). To the extent your use of CSLDF Trademarks does not constitute “fair use” for which you do not need our permission, the following rules apply to use of the material:

You may not use the CSLDF Trademarks for any product or service that does not belong to the CSLDF, nor in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether we are the source, affiliated with, sponsor of, or endorser of any product or service. In addition, you may not use the CSLDF Trademarks in any manner that illegally disparages or discredits us.

Your ability to use a Third-Party Trademark that appears on the CSLDF Site is limited to the manner, if any, in which the CSLDF Site explicitly states on the page on which such Third-Party Trademark appears that such use in such manner is authorized by the third-party owner of that Third-Party Trademark (unless your use is permissible under the law [e.g., it is “fair use”] or the owner of such Third-Party Trademark has specifically granted you the right to such use in such manner).


Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), CSLDF has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may submit a notice to info@climatesciencedefensefund.org. To be effective, a notice must be a written communication provided to CSLDF and must contain:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description specifying the location of the material that you claim is infringing;
  4. Your telephone number and e-mail address;
  5. 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; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Web site is: Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, 435 W. 116th St., Rm. 527, New York, New York 10027, Attention: Intellectual Property Specialist, with an email address at: info@climatesciencedefensefund.org.


The materials in this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, CSLDF disclaims all warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. CSLDF does not warrant that the functions contained in the material will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. CSLDF does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the result of the use of the material in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

Any legal information on the CSLDF Site is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information on the CSLDF Site is provided with the understanding that CSLDF is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace personal consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.


Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the CSLDF Site or a site that is linked to this site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence], or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.


CSLDF may allow you to communicate, submit, upload, transmit or otherwise make available text, images, audio, video, and other content through the site (collectively, the “Submission(s)”), including in the form of comments, feedback, submissions, or other information. By transmitting Submissions on or through the site, you grant CSLDF a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such Submissions, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such Submissions. CSLDF will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product, or promotion ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future CSLDF business. CSLDF will be entitled to use the Submission for any noncommercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you own whatever material you submit, and use of your Submission by CSLDF will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

You may not make any Submissions that (i) are or may reasonably be considered to be, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, bigoted, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, (ii) violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, intellectual property, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising), or (iii) are known to you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading.

CSLDF has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, screen, block, post, remove, modify, store and review Submissions or any other communications sent through this Web site, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that Submissions conform to these terms, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations in any Submissions posted or sent by users.


If you have knowledge of abusive, infringing or otherwise unlawful Submissions or other content on this Web site, we want to know. Please send an e-mail to info@climatesciencedefensefund.org describing the content or conduct in detail, including the website address where the content is found and the date and time viewed, and we will investigate removing this material from the website. For claims regarding alleged copyright infringement, see the contact information in that section above.


This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained CSLDF, and CSLDF is not responsible for the content of those sites. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on or otherwise linked to the CSLDF Site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by CSLDF. CSLDF makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one.

Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While CSLDF strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.

We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to the CSLDF Site.


This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to programs, products, and services that are not available in your country, state, or particular location. These references do not imply that CSLDF intends to announce or provide programs, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location.

Unless otherwise specified, the Contents on the CSLDF Site are presented solely for these purposes of promoting programs, products, services, and other content available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates. Those who choose to access the CSLDF Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the federal courts located in New York. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this site.

CSLDF can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.


These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of any CSLDF Site and destroying all Contents obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. Your access to any CSLDF Site may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the CSLDF Site and destroy all Contents obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.


Please see contact information in the relevant sections above regarding reporting copyright infringement or other unlawful content. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms and Conditions generally, you can contact us here.

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