1. Acceptance
    of Terms
    Welcome to TFG. By using TFG Internet website,
    you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms
    of Service. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed
    since your last visit. These Terms of Service apply to all TFG online
    services and features unless otherwise indicated.
  2. Scope of ServiceTFG (“TFG” or “we”) maintains this
    website as a service to the user community that visits the site
    subject to these Terms of Service. The term “website” includes
    all services and features available on tropicalforestgroup.org,
    including our online discussion forums, blogs and chat rooms. Visitors
    to this website (“you”) are responsible for obtaining
    any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our website
    and for any paying any fees for the equipment and service you select.
    We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this website in whole or
    in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. The website
    may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or
    malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.
  3. Website ContentVisitors have a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right
    to access and use the Content of this website subject to these
    terms and conditions. The term “Content” means all information,
    text, images, data, links, software, or other material accessible
    through the website, whether created by us or provided by another
    person for display on the website.

    The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent
    errors, or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to make changes to
    document names and content, descriptions or specifications of products
    or services, or other information without obligation to issue any
    notice of such changes.

    You may view, copy, download, and print Content that is available
    on this website, subject to the following conditions:

a. The Content may be used solely for internal informational purposes.
No part of this website or its Content may be reproduced or transmitted
in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying
and recording, for any other purpose.

b. The Content may not be modified.

c. Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be
removed.
Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting,
by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use
this website or any Content displayed on this website, through the
use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by
these Terms of Use; or (b) with our prior written permission or the
permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright
of material displayed on this website.

  1. IndemnificationBy using this website, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless,
    and defend TFG from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities,
    and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited
    to attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim
    by a third party that arises in connection with your use of this
    website.
  2. Content Submitted by Users

a. Accuracy. You may use this website without volunteering
personally identifiable information. Please refer to our Privacy
Policy
for additional information on our practices for handling
personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to provide
information to register for or participate in a service, event, or
promotion on this website, you agree that you will provide accurate,
complete, and up to date information as requested on the screens
that collect information from you.

b. Liability. We are not responsible or liable for
the conduct of website visitors or for views, opinions, and statements
expressed in Content submitted for public display through our website,
such as through an online discussion forum or chat room. We do not
prescreen information posted to online discussion forums or chat
rooms. With respect to such forums and chat rooms, we act as a passive
conduit for such distribution and are not responsible for Content.
Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information
in Content expressed or made available by users of an online discussion
forum or chat room are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s)
and not of TFG. We neither endorse nor guarantee the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of any such Content. You are responsible
for ensuring that Content submitted to this website is not provided
in violation of any copyright, trade secret, or other intellectual
property rights of another person or entity. You shall be solely
liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights,
trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, or any other
harm resulting from your uploading, posting, or submission of Content
to this website.

c. Monitoring. We have the right, but not the obligation,
to monitor Content submitted to our website through an online discussion
forum or chat room, to determine compliance with these Terms of Service
and any other applicable rules that we may establish. We have the
right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any material submitted
to or posted in any online discussion forum or chat room provided
through this website. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the
right to remove any material that TFG, in its sole discretion,
finds to be in violation of these Terms of Service or otherwise objectionable,
and you are solely responsible for the Content that you post to this
website.

d. Lobbying. Federal law restricts lobbying activities
by tax-exempt organizations. “Lobbying” includes certain
activities intended to influence legislation. Content posted by users
does not constitute lobbying by TFG, but may constitute
lobbying by you or an organization that you represent. You are responsible
for complying with any applicable lobbying restrictions.

  1. Prohibited
    Conduct
    By accessing our website or any chat room, online discussion
    forum, or other service provided through our website, you agree
    to abide by the following standards of conduct. You agree that
    you will not, and will not authorize or facilitate any attempt
    by another person to, use our website or any related chat room
    or online discussion forum to:

a. Transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening,
abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic,
lewd, lascivious, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by TFG.

b. Use a name or language that TFG, in its sole discretion,
deems offensive.

c. Post defamatory statements.

d. Post hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable Content.

e. Post Content that infringes another’s copyright, trademark, or
trade secret.

f. Post unsolicited advertising or unlawfully promote products or
services.

g. Harass, threaten, or intentionally embarrass or cause distress
to another person or entity.

h. Impersonate another person.

i. Promote, solicit, or participate in any multilevel marketing or
pyramid schemes.

j. Exploit children under 18 years of age.

k. Engage in disruptive activity such as sending multiple messages
in an effort to monopolize the forum.

l. Introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and/or harmful code to
the website.

m. Obtain unauthorized access to any computer system through the
website.

n. Invade the privacy of any person, including but not limited to
posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about
a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the
case of a child under 13 years of age).

o. Solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age.

p. Violate any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.

q. Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.

    • ChildrenThis website is intended to serve a general audience and does
      not provide specific features or services targeted at children
      under age 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information
      regarding children under age 13.
    • Intellectual Property RightsUnless otherwise noted, all Content contained on this website
      is the property of TFG and/or its affiliates or licensors,
      and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination
      by United States copyright law, trademark law, international
      conventions, and other intellectual property laws. Product names
      are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

      We do not claim ownership of Content submitted by users without
      compensation by TFG and with the expectation that such
      Content will be made publicly accessible through our website.
      By submitting such Content, however, you agree to grant us a
      worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive
      license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, create
      derivative works from, and publicly perform or display such Content.
      This license shall remain in effect until we delete the Content
      from our systems.

    • Copyright Infringement; Notice and Take Down ProceduresIf you believe that any materials on this website infringe your
      copyright, you may request that they be removed. This request
      must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright
      holder or an authorized representative and must include the following
      information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work that
      you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work
      and, where possible, a copy or the location of an authorized
      version of the work; (b) identification of the material that
      you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description
      of the material, its website location, or other pertinent information
      that will help us to locate the material; (c) your name, address,
      telephone number, and email address; (d) a statement that you
      have a good faith belief that the complained-of use of the materials
      is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
      (e) a statement that the information in your claim is accurate;
      and (f) a statement that “under penalty of perjury,” you
      declare that you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized
      to act on the owner’s behalf. For copyright issues relating to
      this website please contact: TFG, 1226 E. Mason St, Santa Barbara
      CA 93103.

      In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain
      a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of
      visitors to this website who are repeat infringers.

    • SecurityWhen you register to participate in an online discussion forum,
      chat room, promotion, or other service offered on this website,
      you may be required to establish a login identifier and a password.
      You are responsible for protecting your login and password from
      unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that
      occurs on your account. You agree to notify us immediately if
      you believe that your login or password has been or may be used
      without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken.
      We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure
      to safeguard your login and password.
    • Disclaimer of WarrantyUnder no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage
      caused by your reliance on information in any Content on this
      website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy,
      completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice,
      or other content available through this website. You are responsible
      for seeking the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding
      the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice,
      or other Content.

      ALL TEXT, IMAGES, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM
      THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY
      OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
      TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
      PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, TFG DOES
      NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE
      IS FREE OF ERRORS; (B) THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING BUT
      NOT LIMITED TO MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF
      CONTENT) PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE,
      OR FREE OF ERRORS; (C) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (D) THIS
      WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF
      VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

    • Limitation of LiabilityIN NO EVENT SHALL TFG BE LIABLE TO ANY VISITOR TO THIS
      WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
      SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING
      BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA,
      LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES)
      ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS
      TO, OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON,
      WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE),
      OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF USER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
      OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
    • ExclusionsSOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES
      OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
      CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS
      MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
    • Links to Third-Party WebsitesThis website may contain links to non-TFG websites that
      are provided to you as a convenience. Any outside website accessed
      from our website is independent from TFG, and we have
      no control over the content of such websites. We are not responsible
      for the content of any linked website or for any loss or damage
      incurred in connection with your use of such links or dealings
      with the operators of such non-TFG websites.
    • No Implied EndorsementsIn no event shall any reference to any third party or third-party
      product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement
      by TFG of that third party or of any product or service
      provided by a third party. Likewise, a link to any non-TFG website
      does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for
      the content or use of such a website. TFG does not endorse,
      warrant, or guarantee any product or service offered by any third
      party through an online discussion forum or chat room accessible
      through this website and will not be a party to or in any way
      monitor any transaction involving any third-party providers of
      products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service
      through any medium or in any environment, you are responsible
      for exercising appropriate judgment and caution.
    • Jurisdictional IssuesWe make no representation that information on this website is
      appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those
      who choose to access this website from outside the United States
      do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible
      for compliance with applicable local laws.
    • TerminationWe may terminate any visitor’s access to our website, including
      access to any online discussion forum or chat room, in our sole
      discretion, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior
      notice. It is our policy to terminate visitors who violate these
      terms and conditions, as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion.
      You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for
      any termination of your access to our website.
    • EnforcementThese Terms of Service shall be governed and interpreted pursuant
      to the laws of the State of California, United States of America,
      notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.

      All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service
      shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English
      language in Santa Barbara, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration
      rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall
      appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the
      State of California. The parties shall bear equally the cost
      of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be
      entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in
      connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined
      by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be
      final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court
      of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we
      shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security, or other
      equitable remedies from the United States District Court for
      the District of Washington or any other court of competent jurisdiction.
      Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to
      award punitive damages, including but not limited to federal
      or state statutes permitting multiple or punitive damage awards.
      Any purported award of punitive or multiple damages shall be
      beyond the arbitrator’s authority, void, and unenforceable.

    • SeverabilityIf any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful,
      void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and
      shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining
      provisions.
    • Entire AgreementThese Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between
      the parties relating to the subject matter herein. We may, at
      our sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at
      any time by updating this posting.
    • For Additional InformationIf you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please
      contact: Tropical Forest Group, 1226 E. Mason St, Santa Barbara
      CA 93103.