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- What information we collect
- What we do with the information you provide
- How we protect the security of your information
- Privacy for children
- Links to other websites
- How you may subscribe, opt out, or correct information
- How to contact us
- How we will notify you of policy changes
What information we collect
We have developed our Site so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. You will, however, have to provide personal information to register with Climate Central. Climate Central collects personally identifying data only if volunteered by you. Climate Central may periodically ask you to provide personally identifying information such your name, postal address, email address and other information about you. Specifically, Climate Central collects such information from you when (a) you register to use the Site and (b) when you sign up to receive email, press releases or other information.
What we do with the information you provide
Climate Central uses the information we collect from you to respond to your requests and provide you with information about Climate Central. Climate Central may share your information with our service providers and successors. Aside from this, we will never rent, sell or otherwise share your personal data with other organizations for commercial purposes unless you otherwise agree. We may disclose personally identifiable information when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that a release is appropriate to protect our rights or property.
How we protect the security of your information
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our Site. However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the U.S., by sending us your data you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.
Climate Central does not knowingly ask children 13 and under for any information. Visitors who are 13 or under should ask a parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifiable information.
Links to other websites
Climate Central provides links to third party websites, and other websites may link to our Site. Climate Central does not endorse, nor is it responsible for the content of any third-party websites we may list on the Site. Other websites that are linked to our Site may have different policies and thus you will need to review the privacy notices on those websites for details.
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How to contact us
You can also reach us via US mail at:
One Palmer Square, Suite 330
Princeton, NJ 08542
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Content Sharing Agreement
Materials made available on the Site may not be copied, modified, broadcast or otherwise distributed, and you agree to not copy, modify, publish, broadcast, sell or otherwise distribute such materials without the prior written permission of Climate Central.
We would be happy to answer your questions regarding republishing or licensing for Climate Central’s content, including stories, graphics, videos and photos. Please contact Climate Central's Managing Editor, Geoff Grant, or Climate Central’s VP for Strategic Communications, Richard Wiles. For content from Surging Seas, please contact Ben Strauss, our Vice President of Climate Impacts and the Director of the Program on Sea Level Rise.
Intellectual Property Rights of Others
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and request that our visitors do the same. Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Title 17, United States Code, a copyright owner or its authorized agent may submit a notification for believed copyright infringement based on material that is residing on the Site.
If you think your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, who can be reached at:
One Palmer Square, Suite 330
Princeton, NJ 08542
The notification must include ALL of the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
- a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on this Site;
- your name, address, telephone number, email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit Climate Central to contact you;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe that content has been taken down improperly from the Site or that access to material on the Site was improperly disabled, you may send a counter-notification to the Climate Central copyright agent identified above. Such counter-notification must contain the following information:
- Your physical or electronic signature, or that of an authorized representative;
- a description of the material that you claim has been improperly removed or to which you believe access has been improperly disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access was disabled;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
- your name, address and telephone number, and a statement that (i) you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which such address is located or, if your address is outside of the United States, to any judicial district in which Climate Central may be found, and (ii) you will accept service of process from the claimant who provided Climate Central's designated agent with notification of the alleged infringement in accordance with the DMCA, or an agent of such person.
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In certain states, the law may not permit the disclaimer of warranties, so the above disclaimer may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you understand and agree that neither climate central, nor any of its affiliates or third-party content providers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, punitive or any other damages relating to or resulting from your use of or inability to use this site or any other site you access through a link from this site or from any actions we take or fail to take as a result of email messages you send us. These include damages for errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delays, computer viruses, your loss of profits, loss of data, unauthorized access to and alteration of your transmissions and data, and other tangible and intangible losses.
This limitation applies regardless of whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, as the result of negligence or otherwise arise out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products or materials available from this site, and even if we or our representatives have been negligent or have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, all or a portion of the above limitation may not apply to you.
External Links, Users, Sponsors and Advertisers
Links provided to other locations or sites are made available for your convenience only and do not indicate endorsement by Climate Central of such other location or site or it's information. The existence of a link to another site does not imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at the Site. Climate Central is not responsible for the materials contained at any web site linked to the Site. You agree that Climate Central is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any interaction or relationship with other users, sponsors, or advertisers, or as a result of such parties’ access to and use of the Services.
You generally do not need to obtain permission from us to put a text link on your site that links back to the Site. We request that you notify us of any links you create to the Site and we reserve the right, however, to revoke permission to the link at any time in our sole discretion. If we revoke such consent, you agree to immediately remove and disable any and all of your links to the Site. You shall include all appropriate attributions in connection with all links to the Site and shall not use any link in a manner that is likely to create confusion as to the source of content.