Last revised: October 02, 2023
Last revised: October 02, 2023
EFFECTIVE AS OF OCTOBER, 2023
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SME Climate Hub wishes to keep the SME Climate Hub Site as a safe and productive resource. You therefore may not, in addition to the “Submissions” prohibitions outlined above, use the SME Climate Hub Site or any of SME Climate Hub’s data, systems, network, or services to engage in, foster, or promote illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including, without limitation, accessing or using SME Climate Hub’s data, systems, or networks in an unauthorized manner, attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of SME Climate Hub’s system or network, circumventing any security or authentication measures, monitoring any data or traffic, interfering with any services, collecting or using from the SME Climate Hub Site email addresses or other identifiers, collecting or using from the SME Climate Hub Site information without the consent of SME Climate Hub or the licensor, using any false, misleading, or deceptive TCP-IP packet header information, using the SME Climate Hub Site to distribute software or tools that gather information, distributing advertisements, or engaging in conduct that is likely to result in retaliation against SME Climate Hub or its data, systems, or network. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the SME Climate Hub Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution, including, without limitation, punishment under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 under U.S. federal law. SME Climate Hub reserves the right to view, monitor, and/or record activity on the SME Climate Hub Site in order to maintain security of the SME Climate Hub Site. Such recorded activity is subject to review by law enforcement organizations. SME Climate Hub will also comply with all lawful court orders or subpoenas from governmental authorities with competent jurisdiction over SME Climate Hub involving requests for more information about particular Submissions. SME Climate Hub reserves the right at any time to suspend or terminate operation of or access to the SME Climate Hub Site or any portion of the SME Climate Hub Site.
You agree that SME Climate Hub shall be entitled, in addition to other available remedies, to seek and be awarded an injunction or other appropriate equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction restraining any breach, threatened or actual, of your obligations under any provision of this TOU. Accordingly, you hereby waive any requirement that SME Climate Hub post any bond or other security in the event any injunctive or equitable relief is sought by or awarded to SME Climate Hub to enforce any provision of this TOU.
This TOU will take effect (or re-take effect) at the moment you check the box certifying that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the SME Climate Hub Site, otherwise register, respond through the SME Climate Hub Site to a request for information, and/or begin downloading, accessing, or using the SME Climate Hub Site, whichever action or event is earliest. SME Climate Hub reserves the right at any time and on reasonable grounds to deny your access to the SME Climate Hub Site or to any portion thereof and this TOU will also terminate automatically if you fail to comply with its terms and conditions, subject to the survival rights of certain provisions identified below. Termination will be effective without prior notice. You may also terminate this TOU at any time by ceasing to use the SME Climate Hub Site, but all applicable provisions of this TOU will survive termination, as identified below, and each re-access or use of the SME Climate Hub Site will reapply this TOU (then in effect) to you. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any aspect of the SME Climate Hub Site, including any SME Climate Hub Materials, in your possession. The provisions concerning SME Climate Hub’s proprietary rights, Feedback, disclaimers (of warranty), limitations of liability, waiver and severability, entire agreement, injunctive relief, and governing law will survive the termination of this TOU for any reason.
The SME Climate Hub Site is controlled and operated by SME Climate Hub from its offices within the United States. This TOU has been made in and will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of New York as applied to agreements entered into and completely performed in the state of New York. Any action to enforce this TOU will be brought in the courts presiding in the state of New York, and all parties to this TOU expressly agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. Access to the SME Climate Hub Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the SME Climate Hub Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. A printed version of this TOU and of any related notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings.
Failure to insist on strict performance of any of the terms and conditions of this TOU will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. No waiver by SME Climate Hub of any right under this TOU will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time. If any part of this TOU is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers, venue, claim, and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most clearly matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of this TOU shall continue in effect.
No joint venture, partnership, employment, affiliate, or agency relationship exists between you and SME Climate Hub as a result of this TOU or your utilization of the SME Climate Hub Site. This TOU represents the entire agreement between you and SME Climate Hub with respect to use of the SME Climate Hub Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and SME Climate Hub with respect to the SME Climate Hub Site. You may not assign or transfer any rights under this TOU without the prior written consent of SME Climate Hub. Please note that SME Climate Hub reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this TOU by posting a revised TOU or mailing and/or emailing notice thereof to you. In addition, SME Climate Hub may add, modify, or delete any aspect, program, or feature of the SME Climate Hub Site, but SME Climate Hub is not under any obligation to add any upgrade, enhancement, or modification. Your continued use of the SME Climate Hub Site following any announced change will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any change to the terms and conditions of this TOU. Accordingly, please review this TOU on a periodic basis.
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