Thank you for visiting Coastkeeper.org. Orange County Coastkeeper (“Coastkeeper”) maintains this site (the “Site”) for your personal information, education and entertainment, so please feel free to browse.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Coastkeeper used in the Site are registered or unregistered trademarks of Coastkeeper, or are used with permission by Coastkeeper, and may not be used without Coastkeeper’s prior written permission.
Coastkeeper does not allow framing of this Site.
5. Electronic Communication
By using this Site, you agree to receive electronic communications from Coastkeeper. You agree that any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communication that Coastkeeper sends you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
6. Responsibility for Postings
You are responsible for the content of any material you post on the Site. Although Coastkeeper may monitor or review discussions, chats, Postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the Site, Coastkeeper is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Postings nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy conatined in any Posting by you.
By Posting on Coastkeeper’s discussion boards you expressly grant Coastkeeper and its affiliates and assignees the right to reproduce, adapt, perform, display and distribute any such Post in any form worldwide, in perpetuity without providing credit or payment.
7. Public Disclosure of Postings
When posting material to the Site, be certain your Post does not compromise your personal safety. Please keep in mind that whenever you provide personal information online, for example, via message boards or chat, that information can be collected and used by people unknown to you. Coastkeeper cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You acknowledge that anything you Post to the Site is routed through Coastkeeper’s servers and the Internet and that you, therefore, have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission. You acknowledge that the Postings are for public and not private communications.
8. Compliance with Law
You agree not to post any materials that: (i) violate any copyright, trademark or other property right; (ii) interfere with any other person’s use of the Site; (iii) interfere with the privacy of any other user; (iv) contain false or misleading statements of fact or descriptions of the origin of the material or the communication; (v) are abusive, illegal, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, profane, inflammatory, pornographic or threatening in any way; (vi) advertise any service or product; or (vii) encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Coastkeeper will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authority or court order requesting or directing Coastkeeper to disclose the identity of anyone posting the information or materials set forth above. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner.
If you have agreed to allow your minor child, or a child for whom you are legal guardian (a “Minor”), to visit the Site, you agree that you shall be solely responsible for: (a) the online conduct of such Minor; (b) monitoring such Minor’s access to and use of the Site; and (c) the consequences of any use of the Site by such Minor.
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 230(d) as amended, Coastkeeper hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the GetNetWise website (http://www.getnetwise.org), an online resource for families aimed to deliver information and tools helpful to guiding children to a safe internet experience. (GetNetWise is not controlled, operated or endorsed by Coastkeeper and Coastkeeper is not responsible for such site).
Coastkeeper reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or restrict your use of the Site, without notice, for any reason, and without liability to you or any third party. You may terminate your use of, or your account on, the Site at any time. You agree that you will remain personally liable for any orders you place or charges that you incur prior to termination (e.g., Coastkeeper Store charges).
11. Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COASTKEEPER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR EMAIL SENT FROM THIS SITE IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL COASTKEEPER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
12. Links to Third Party Sites
Coastkeeper has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your viewing any other off-Site pages or other sites is at your own risk.
13. Waiver & Indemnification
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST COASTKEEPER ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS COASTKEEPER FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR ANY POSTINGS BY YOU, ON THE SITE OR YOUR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
14. Copyright Infringement
The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c) (a part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act), allows for a service provider to designate an agent to receive notifications of a claimed copyright infringement. The Coastkeeper Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
Ellen Orange-Brown Orange County Coastkeeper 3151 Airway Ave. Suite F-110 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Telephone: (714) 850-1965 ext. 303
All claims of infringement or defamatory activity must be in writing and must contain the following information:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of (1) the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or (2) the person defamed;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Coastkeeper to locate the material;
d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Coastkeeper to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and/or electronic mail address;
e. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or other proprietary right owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
15. Applicable Law & Jurisdiction
Your use of this Site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A. without regards to choice of law provisions. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and legal proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of this Site (including but not limited to the purchase of products on this Site) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Orange County, California.