Terms of Service

(Updated February 18, 2010)

Carnegie Mellon University maintains this website for your personal entertainment, information, education and communication. Please browse the Institute for Green Science (IGS) website and make use of its various features, but remember that your use of the website is subject to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern your use of the IGS website.  By using, visiting, or browsing the IGS website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you should not use the IGS website.

These Terms of Use constitute an ongoing contract between you and Carnegie Mellon University and apply to your use of the website.  These Terms of Use affect your rights and you should read them carefully.

Changes to Terms of Use

Carnegie Mellon University reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change these Terms of Use in our sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of these Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” located at the bottom of the homepage of the website.  The most current version of the Terms of Use will supersede all previous versions.  Your use of the website after changes are made means that you agree to be bound by such changes.  Accordingly, you should read and review the Terms of Use periodically.


Any personally identifying information submitted on the IGS website is subject to our Privacy Policy.  Review of the Privacy Policy is necessary to understand our practices.  The date of any changes to our Privacy Policy will be clearly noted in the policy itself.

Service Provided

Carnegie Mellon University maintains the Institute for Green Science site (“Site”) for your personal entertainment, information, education and communication.  You may only download material displayed on the site for non-commercial, personal use provided you also retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the material.  It is strictly prohibited to modify, transmit, distribute, use, post, re-use, re-post, frame or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes including the text, images, audio and/or video unless those purposes may be generally defined as "fair use."


The IGS website contains links to websites or links and/or other connections to applications (including, without limitation, websites, widgets, software, or other software utility) (“Application(s)”).  Such Applications may be owned or operated by third parties that are not related to, affiliated with, or sponsored by IGS.  Unless otherwise noted by IGS on the website, these Applications are provided solely as a convenience to you, and IGS is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Applications.  You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Applications.  You may choose, at your sole and absolute discretion and risk, to use an Application and such Application may interfere or interact with, connect to or gather and/or pull information from and to, your IGS account.  By using such Applications, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the following: i) if you use an Application to share information relating to your IGS account, you are consenting to the information about your account being shared; ii) your use of an Application may cause personally identifying information to be publicly disclosed and/or associated with you, even if IGS has not provided such information; and iii) your use of an Application is at your own option and risk, and you will hold IGS harmless for the sharing of information related to your IGS account that results from your use of an Application.  You must read all log-in boxes and other pop-up boxes closely for notices about sharing your account information with, through or by any means identified on an Application.  In addition, that Application’s end user license agreement, terms of use, and/or any other documentation or materials designated by the Application will govern your use of that Application.  You may revoke an Application’s access to your account, but information shared prior to revocation may continue to be viewable within, or otherwise continue to be used by, the Application depending on the policies of such Application.  Certain applications may appear to be associated with or sponsored by IGS.  While these Applications may use our name with our permission, we do not take any responsibility for the performance of the Application or the use of any information shared with the Application.  Use of any Application is at your own option and risk.  Any questions, concerns, complaints, or claims about the Applications should be addressed to the support or contact personnel of the particular Application at issue, and not to IGS, unless otherwise indicated by IGS. CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY AND IGS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY APPLICATIONS.

Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability

Carnegie Mellon University makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the IGS website and its contents.  IGS does not warrant that your use of the website will be uninterrupted or error free.  IGS specifically disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website and for any failures, delays, or interruptions in the availability or use of the website.  You hereby agree that IGS may, in its sole discretion, eliminate, alter, modify or otherwise revise any or all aspects of the website without notice.  You also agree that IGS will not be liable or responsible for any losses or damages arising from the use of any content provided on the website or any conduct by other users of the website.  IGS does not warrant or represent that the information or content the IGS website links to is accurate, complete, or current, though we make every reasonable effort to ensure that it is. We warrant that content that Carnegie Mellon University, its employees and contractors creates is accurate based on the information we have when we create it. Carnegie Mellon University does not warrant, represent or guarantee that use of the IGS website will be free from delay, interruption, error, loss, corruption, attack, virus, interference, hacking, or intrusion and specifically disclaims any and all liability with respect thereto.

No liability of any kind on the part of [[Carnegie Mellon University]] or IGS shall arise from your use of the website or to you personally for any injury, damage or loss arising from or in connection with the use of the IGS website or its contents.  Further, if any applicable authority determines that any portion of this disclaimer or limitation of liability should be unenforceable, liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

Carnegie Mellon University, at its sole discretion, reserves the right herein to terminate your membership for its belief that you are in violation of the terms and conditions of this website as outlined in the Terms of Usage or Privacy Policy.

Content of Website

IGS allows you and other third parties to post reviews or comments with respect to content on this website.  Any express or implied comments, reviews, opinions, advice, or statements made by you or other users of the website do not express the personal opinions of IGS and are not to be construed or considered as being made by IGS.  Further, IGS specifically disclaims any liability for any loss, injury or damage caused by your reliance on any such express or implied comments, reviews, opinions, advice, or statements made by any and all users of the website.  It is your responsibility to evaluate the express or implied comments, reviews, opinions, advice, or statements made by any users of the website.

Use of Content

Carnegie Mellon University maintains the sole right to use any comments, feedback, opinions, advice, information, ideas, concepts, statements, reviews or material contained in any communication with this website. Such material may include, but is not limited to, responses to questionnaires or postings to the website.  Such material may be used at the sole discretion of [[Carnegie Mellon University]] or IGS without any compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever.

Conduct of Users

Your use of the IGS website constitutes your agreement to use the website and its content in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.  You agree not to upload, post, re-post, submit, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains  spam, a virus or material that would interfere with the function of the website.  You agree not to use the website for any unlawful purpose.  You also agree not to conduct yourself in a vulgar or offensive manner while using the website.

Right to Terminate

IGS herein reserves the right to terminate or restrict your use of this website, without any notice, for any or no reason, at our sole discretion.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

Copyright© 2001-2014, Carnegie Mellon University.

TAML® is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University. Other names appearing on the Site may be trademarks of their respective owners.