Terms of Use

Effective Date: 26 July, 2012

By accessing this site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the site. By using this site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, as well as any additional terms appearing at applicable sections of this site. We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use at any time and will post any such changes here. Please review the Terms of Use regularly for updates and changes.

This site is provided as a service for the members of the Geological Society of America (GSA).  GSA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA and GSA's other brand names and logos are trademarks of GSA and may not be used as trademarks without prior written permission. We disclaim all warranties and liabilities with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by GSA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall GSA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants GSA and users of this site the nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual right and license (with full rights of sublicense) to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material throughout the world in any media for any purpose.  You further grant GSA and our sublicensees the right to use the name attached to the submissions.  You waive any rights you may have in modifications or alterations.  In addition, you hereby waive any and all moral rights.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

You will not submit any material which contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tampers with, impairs or damages the GSA site or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with any person's or entity's use or enjoyment of the site.  You further agree to defend and indemnify GSA for any breach of this agreement.

Subject to our Privacy Policy, the messages you post and content you submit to this site will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be used by GSA for any purpose, without your consent or any compensation to you or anyone else.  Submissions may be readily viewed by GSA and the general public.

GSA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of GSA we will take action as we deem appropriate in our discretion.

GSA reserves the right to terminate access to any user at any time for any reason.

This agreement has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado.  By using this site, you agree to the sole and exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Colorado, for any and all disputes arising out of or related to this agreement or the use of this site.

This site is provided solely for the purpose of promoting GSA's operations, services and products in the United States.  GSA makes no representation that the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations.  If despite these conditions, you use the site from outside the United States, you are solely responsible for compliance with any appliable foreign or local laws.