Terms of Use

The Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (“CEE Trust,” “we” or “us”) last amended these Terms of Use on 19 March, 2009.

Acceptance of Terms

Welcome to CEE Trust’s web site located at www.ceetrust.org (“Our Site”). CEE Trust is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America.

Except as set forth below, these Terms of Use, which include our Privacy Statement (collectively, “Terms”) govern your use of Our Site. Please read these Terms carefully, because by visiting and using Our Site, you agree to be legally bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to use Our Site.

Please check these Terms regularly because we may modify them from time to time by posting the modified Terms on this page; if we determine that it is appropriate, we may post a notice of the change on our home page. Your continued use of Our Site after we have posted amended Terms indicates that you agree to the amended Terms. If you have questions about these Terms, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to trust@ceetrust.org.

Privacy Statement

Please review our Privacy Statement, which is a part of these Terms and describes what information we collect when you visit Our Site, how we collect it, how we use it, and the steps we take to protect it.

Conduct on Our Site

Certain sections of Our Site allow visitors to communicate with CEE Trust and other visitors of Our Site (e.g., comment boxes). Opinions, advice, statements, offers, links, materials and other information on Our Site that are generated by visitors (together "Postings") do not reflect the views, policies or opinions of CEE Trust. CEE Trust is not responsible for the content of any Postings. No Postings are endorsed, adopted or published by CEE Trust unless explicitly stated otherwise by one of CEE Trust's authorized agents acting in an official capacity.

CEE Trust has no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, edit, or delete Postings, but CEE Trust reserves the right to do so if any Postings do not comply with these Terms or are otherwise harmful, inaccurate or objectionable. CEE Trust is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing Postings that fail to comply with these Terms. Any complaint about copyright violations in the Postings may be made by following the procedures in these Terms under the heading “Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.” CEE Trust does not endorse external Web sites that may be listed in any Postings.

When you post comments on Our Site, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

You may choose to create a user account in order to access some services on Our Site. If you do so, you agree to create an account only for yourself. You agree to provide accurate, current, and truthful information and give CEE Trust permission to use, retain and store that information in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

You are solely responsible for all activities that occur on your user account. Therefore, you should keep your password confidential and restrict access to your computer as necessary. You agree to immediately notify CEE Trust of any unauthorized use or your user account, user name or password.

Intellectual Property

Copyright

All content on Our Site is owned or licensed by CEE Trust and is protected by local and international copyright laws. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright and other proprietary rights notices on Our Site.

Except for the foregoing, you may not copy, distribute, republish, publicly display, publicly perform, modify or create derivative works of or in any way exploit or use materials on Our Site (or any computer programs and other coding) without CEE Trust’s express prior written permission in each case.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

We intend that all material posted on Our Site respect the copyright and other proprietary rights of third parties. However, we cannot monitor the copyright ownership of all material posted on Our Site. If you believe that any material posted on Our Site infringes your copyright, then please email us at trust@ceetrust.org and be sure to include the following information:

(1) A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;

(3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or 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 us to locate the material;

(4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;

(5) 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 owner, its agent, or the law; and

(6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury, and that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Trademark

CEE Trust, the CEE Trust logo and other CEE Trust trademarks and indicia of source used on Our Site are owned by CEE Trust (“CEE Trust Trademarks”).

You may not use the CEE Trust Trademarks in connection with any products or services that do not belong to us, or in any manner likely to cause confusion about the source of any product or service, that implies that CEE Trust endorses any third-party product or service, or that disparages or discredits the CEE Trust. You may not register any domain names containing any CEE Trust Trademarks without CEE Trust’s prior written consent in each case.

Frames, Metatags and Links

You may not frame the content of Our Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates CEE Trust Trademarks without our prior written consent. CEE Trust invites companies to link to Our Site but only if the link is made in good faith and in compliance with this Privacy Statement. Any link to Our Site or any of the individual web pages contained in them should open in a new browser window. Links to Our Site should be in the form of hypertext that says "CEE Trust" or "Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe" and does not use any CEE Trust logo or design. Please let us know if you link to Our Site by contacting us at trust@ceetrust.org.

If you link to Our Site, you agree that such links will not be used on a web site with content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable, or in a manner that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, derogatory to the CEE Trust in any manner, or give rise to liability on behalf of CEE Trust, violate any law or imply CEE Trust’s sponsorship, endorsements or approval of another party’s site or activities.

Links to Third Parties from Our Site

Our Site may contain links to third-party web sites, including websites for our partner organizations.

We do not control other sites or their content, and you should read the privacy policies and terms of use that govern your use of other sites. The inclusion of links on Our Site does not imply CEE Trust’s endorsement of that site, the organization operating the site, or any products or services offered by the operator of that site.

Disclaimers of Warranties

OUR SITE AND THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT ARE AVAILABLE "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACIES IN MATERIALS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY CONTENT ON OUR SITE OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, OR THROUGH LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OUR SITE AND OUR SERVICES AND TO MODIFY ANY CONTENT. IF YOU RELY ON OUR SITE AND ANY MATERIALS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE AND ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, GOODS OR SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF THAT PURPOSE HAS BEEN DISCLOSED).

ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE, OR SERVICES OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.

Limitation of Liability

CEE TRUST AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER BASED ON LOSS OR INJURY BECAUSE OF ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR INACCURACIES IN OUR SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE INCLUDING LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CEE TRUST OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE OR THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY AND IN NO EVENT WILL CEE TRUST’S LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES EXCEED $US 100.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THESE KINDS OF DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless CEE Trust and its officers, directors, employees and agents against all liabilities, losses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), that CEE Trust may incur based on claims arising out of your violation of these Terms. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which we are entitled to indemnification. You agree to provide us with whatever cooperation we reasonably request.

Termination

We reserve the right to deny you access to Our Site and to terminate these Terms at any time without notice for any reason, including your violation of these Terms. The following sections of these Terms survive any such termination: limitation of liability, governing law, jurisdiction and venue, the restrictions imposed on you with respect to material you download from Our Site, your license to CEE Trust of any content you provide to us via Our Site, warranties, indemnification, and any other provision that by its terms contemplates survival.

General

These Terms, including our Privacy Statement, are the complete agreement between us regarding your use of Our Site and are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, applicable to agreements made and completely performed there. You irrevocably agree to bring any claim or dispute relating to your use of Our Site and these Terms exclusively in the courts located in the District of Columbia, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts, and to waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If a court determines that any provision of these Terms is unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be deleted and the remaining provisions will be enforceable to fullest extent permitted by law.

Questions

Please email us at trust@ceetrust.org with any questions you may have about these Terms, including our Privacy Statement.

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