Terms of Conditions for GreenTechEurope.com

1 Your relationship with GreenTechEurope.com

1.1 GreenTechEurope.com (hereafter, “GTE”) is a brand name of London Research International (hereafter, “LRI”). Your use of GTE, and any products, pages, data and services, provided to you on or from or through the GTE by LRI is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and LRI. “LRI” means London Research International Ltd., whose principal place of operation is at Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ, United Kingdom.
1.2 Your legal agreement with LRI is made up of the terms and conditions set out in this document and LRI’s Privacy Policy (link) (hereafter, collectively the “Terms”).
1.3 The Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and LRI in relation to your use of the Service.
1.4 Those companies, institutions, or bodies that support LRI in its maintenance, promotion, development, and all other actions related to the operation of GTE are considered “GTE Partners”, and their legal agreements with users and GTE Account Holders are also addressed herein.
1.5 The Terms apply to all users of GTE, including “GTE Account Holders” that contribute Content to GTE. “Content” includes the text, graphics, photos, videos, interactive features and other materials you may view on or access through GTE.

2 Accepting the Terms

2.1 In order to use GTE, you must agree to the Terms first. You may not use GTE if you do not accept the Terms.
2.2 As a non-GTE Account Holder, you can accept the Terms by simply using GTE. You understand and agree that LRI will treat your use of GTE as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
2.3 As a GTE Account Holder, you must accept the Terms when the option is presented to you at the time of “Upload”, or Content delivery. At all times thereafter, the Terms are applicable to your use of GTE.
2.4 You may not use GTE and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with LRI, or (b) you are a person who is either barred or otherwise legally prohibited from receiving or using GTE under the laws of the country in which you are resident or from which you access or use GTE.
2.5 You should print off or save a local copy of the Terms for your records.

3 Changes to the Terms

3.1 LRI reserves the right to make changes to the Terms from time to time. Therefore you must look at the Terms regularly to check for changes. The amended version of the Terms (the “Amended Terms”) will be made available on GTE.
3.2 If you do not agree to the Amended Terms you must stop using GTE. Your continued use of GTE after the date the Amended Terms are posted will constitute your acceptance of the Amended Terms.

4 GreenTechEurope.org Account Holders

4.1 In order to post Content about a technology, product, or company on GTE, you will have to create a GTE Account. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. It is important that you must keep your GTE Account password secure and confidential.
4.2 You must notify LRI immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your GTE Account that you become aware of.
4.3 You agree that you will be solely responsible for all activity that occurs by way of your GTE Account.
4.4 As a GTE Account Holder, when you upload or post Content to LRI, you grant:
4.4.1 to LRI, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (with right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that Content in connection with the provision of GTE and otherwise in connection with the provision of LRI’s business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of GTE in any media formats and through any media channels;
4.4.2 to each user of GTE, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to access your Content through GTE, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Content to the extent permitted by the interface of GTE and under these Terms.
4.5 The above licenses granted by you for Content terminate when you remove or delete your Content from GTE, or if you’re account is revoked.

5 General use restrictions

5.1 LRI hereby grants you permission to access and use GTE, subject to the following express conditions, and you agree that your failure to adhere to any of these conditions shall constitute a breach of these Terms on your part:
5.1.1 you agree not to distribute any part of or parts of GTE, including but not limited to any Content, in any medium without LRI’s or the respective GTE Account Holder’s prior written authorisation, unless the means for such distribution through are made available through the interface of GTE;
5.1.2 you agree not to alter or modify any part of GTE;
5.1.3 you agree not to (or attempt to) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of GTE;
5.1.4 you agree not to use GTE for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain LRI’s prior written approval: the sale of access to GTE; the sale of advertising, sponsorships or promotions placed on or within GTE, or Content; and the sale of advertising, sponsorships or promotions on any page of an ad-enabled blog or website containing Content delivered via GTE unless other material not obtained from GTE appears on the same page and is of sufficient value to be the basis for such sales
5.1.5 you agree not to harvest any data of any user of GTE; and
5.1.6 you shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of LRI or the respective Account Holders responsible for the Content.
5.2 You agree that you will comply with all of the other provisions of the Terms at all times during your use of GTE.
5.3 LRI grants the operators of public search engines permission to use crawlers to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials. LRI reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
5.4 GTE is constantly being improved in order to provide the best possible platform for its viewers. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of GTE may change from time to time without prior notice to you.
5.5 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that LRI may stop, either permanently or temporarily, providing GTE to you or to users generally at LRI’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you.
5.6 You agree that you are solely responsible, and that LRI has no responsibility to you or to any third party for any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences of any such breach.

6 Copyright policy

6.1 LRI has a clear copyright policy in relation to any Content that is alleged to infringe the copyright of a third party.
6.2 LRI will terminate user or GTE Account Holder access to GTE if the user or Account Holder has been determined to be committing infringement. In this respect, LRI operates a zero-tolerance policy.

7 Content

7.1 As a GTE Account Holder, you may submit Content. You understand that whether or not Content is published, LRI does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Content.
7.2 You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content, but you are required to grant limited licence rights to LRI and other users of GTE. These are described in Paragraph 8 of these Terms—Licensing Rights.
7.3 You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. LRI does not endorse any Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and LRI expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content on GTE.
7.4 You represent and warrant that you have, and will continue to have during your use of GTE, all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions which are required to enable LRI to use your Content for the purposes of the provision of GTE.
7.5 You agree that you will not post or upload any Content which contains material which it is unlawful for you to possess in the country in which you are resident, or which it would be unlawful for LRI to use or possess in connection with the provision of GTE.
7.6 You agree that the Content you submit to GTE will not contain any third party copyright material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have a formal licence or permission from the rightful owner, or are otherwise legally entitled, to post the material in question and to grant LRI the licence referred to in paragraph 8.1 below.
7.7 On becoming aware of any potential violation of these Terms, LRI reserves the right to decide whether the Content complies with the content requirements set out in these Terms and may remove such Content and/or terminate an GTE Account Holder’s account for uploading Content which is in violation of these Terms at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
7.8 You further understand and acknowledge that in using GTE, you may be exposed to Content that is factually inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to you. You hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against LRI with respect to any such Content.

8 London Research International content on GreenTechEurope.org

8.1 With the exception of Content submitted by GTE Account Holders or GTE Partners, all other Content on GTE is either owned by or licensed to LRI, and is subject to copyright, trade mark rights, and other intellectual property rights. Any third party trade or service marks present on Content not uploaded or posted by you are trade or service marks of their respective owners. Such Content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of LRI or, where applicable, the GTE Account Holders or GTE Partners. LRI, GTE Account Holders, and GTE Partners reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to their Content.

9 Links to other websites

9.1 GTE may include hyperlinks to other web sites, including those of GTE Account Holders, that are not owned or controlled by LRI. LRI has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.
9.2 You acknowledge that LRI is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
9.3 You acknowledge and agree that LRI is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.

10 Ending your relationship with GreenTechEurope.org

10.1 The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or LRI as detailed below.
10.2 If you want to terminate your legal agreement with LRI, you may do so by (a) notifying LRI at any time and (b) closing your GTE Account. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to LRI’s address which is set out at the beginning of this document.
10.3 LRI may at any time terminate its legal agreement with you if:
10.3.1 you have breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which clearly indicates that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms); or
10.3.2 LRI is required to do so by law
10.4 LRI may terminate its legal agreement with you if:
10.4.1 LRI is transitioning to no longer providing GTE to users in the country in which you are resident or from which you use GTE; or
10.4.2 the provision of GTE to you by LRI is, in LRI’s opinion, no longer commercially viable
10.5 When these Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and LRI have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.

11 Exclusion of Warranties

11.1 Nothing in the Terms shall affect any statutory rights that you are always entitled to as a consumer and that you cannot contractually agree to alter or waive.
11.2 In particular LRI does not represent or warrant to you that any information obtained by you as a result of your use of GTE will be accurate or reliable, and that defects in the operation or functionality of any software provided to you as part of GTE will be corrected.
11.3 No conditions, warranties or other terms (including any implied terms as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or conformance with description) apply to GTE except to the extent that they are expressly set out in the Terms.

12 Limitation of Liability

12.1 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit LRI’s liability for losses which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law.
12.2 Subject to the overall provision in paragraph 13.1 above LRI shall not be liable to you for:
12.2.1 any indirect or consequential losses which may be incurred by you. This shall include; (i) any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly); (ii) any loss of goodwill or business reputation; (iii) any loss of opportunity; or (iv) any loss of data suffered by you;
12.2.2 any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of: any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on GTE; any changes which LRI may make to GTE, or for any permanent or temporary cessation in the provision of GTE; the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any Content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of GTE; your failure to provide LRI with accurate account information; your failure to keep your password or GTE Account details secure and confidential.

13 General legal terms

13.1 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and LRI and govern your use of GTE and completely replace any prior agreements between you and LRI in relation to GTE.
13.2 You agree that LRI may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on GTE.
13.3 You agree that if LRI does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which LRI has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of LRI’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to LRI.
13.4 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
13.5 You acknowledge and agree that LRI’s GTE Partners shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms and that such other companies shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms which confers a benefit on (or rights in favour of) them. Other than this, no other person or company shall be a third party beneficiary of the Terms.
13.6 The Terms, and your relationship with LRI under the Terms, shall be governed by English law. You and LRI agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that LRI shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or other equivalent types of urgent legal remedy) in any jurisdiction.