Last updated: September 2012
Scope of Use
The contents of GGW, such as text, graphics, images, animations, videos and/or any other information contained on GGW are for informational purposes only. Reliance on any information provided by AGA, our employees, or other contributors or visitors to GGW is solely at your own risk.
AGA invites you to view, use and download portions of GGW for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; provided that you leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact. In addition, certain areas of GGW specifically allow users the option to download materials and toolkits (e.g. brochures, research papers and studies) (“Downloadable Content”) intended for educational and training purposes. Provided you (a) do not modify the Downloadable Content, (b) leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact, (c) do not display or distribute the Downloadable Content on another website without our prior written consent, and (d) do not sell, resell, or otherwise exploit the Downloadable Content for commercial purposes, you may reproduce, display, and distribute the Downloadable Content for training and educational purposes. Except as expressly provided in this paragraph, you may not reproduce, modify, display or distribute any text, graphics, images or other content on GGW, or the design and layout of GGW, without AGA’s prior written consent.
By accessing GGW, you agree to abide by all security and safety measures established by AGA or its partners or service providers. AGA reserves the right, for any reason, at its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of GGW at any time. AGA may also impose limits on certain features of GGW or restrict access to any part or all of GGW without notice or penalty.
Rules of Conduct
Certain areas of GGW, including the Book Shelf reviews, permit you to upload, email, or otherwise transmit content that you want to include on GGW or otherwise share with the GGW community (collectively, “User Content”).
- use GGW for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations or in violation of the rules of AGA or its service providers;
- copy, sell, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any portion of GGW;
- use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any GGW pages, content, or user information, except as expressly permitted by AGA;
- intentionally manipulate identifiers or otherwise engage in any activities intended to impersonate or hide a user’s identity or contact information;
- transmit or distribute viruses or other malicious code;
- collect user names and contact information and/or send unsolicited commercial communications (spam);
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionally large load on GGW’s or AGA’s infrastructure;
- transmit content or take any action on GGW that infringes or violates someone else's rights (whether protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right) or otherwise violates the law;
- transmit or distribute any User Content that is unlawful, deceptive, false, stolen, threatening, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racially or ethnically objectionable, or in violation of the personal privacy rights of another; or
- assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.
Each user of GGW, including you, is responsible for (i) the User Content that the user transmits and the consequences of its use or submission; and (ii) ensuring that all User Content the user transmits is accurate, truthful, up-to-date, and complete.
Products & Services
Display of a product or service offering on GGW is not a guarantee that the item is currently available or that it will be available on GGW when you visit again. Information that AGA publishes on GGW may contain references or cross-references to products, programs, research or services that are not available in your state or country. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including users or others (including participants in the Coffee Break video series and Book Shelf reviews), are those of the respective author(s)/presenter(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect the views, findings, or opinions of AGA. Any description or reference to non-AGA products, services, events or companies on GGW is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products, services, events or companies by AGA.
GGW AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT (INCLUDING DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT), PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GGW (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT. AGA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GGW. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AGA SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY AND ALL OF THE MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM. AGA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF GGW WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES.
All trademarks, service marks and logos on GGW are the property of their respective owners. AGA owns various trademarks, service marks and logos used on GGW, including without limitation, the AGA logo. Unauthorized use of any AGA (or of any third-party) trademark, service mark, or logo may violate AGA’s or a third party’s legal rights. You must obtain AGA’s written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of AGA.
AGA and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in GGW, except as otherwise expressly indicated. GGW is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other laws and regulations.
By transmitting User Content to AGA or GGW, you grant AGA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such content for any purpose, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such content.
Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF GGW AND MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. AGA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF GGW AND THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF AGA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, AGA’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Violations; Termination of Usage
Third-Party Sites and Linking
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and AGA, you must adhere to AGA’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with AGA’s name or any AGA trademark or service mark; (ii) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with AGA if it is not; and (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display GGW on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking site.