TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR GREEN WORK EXPERIENCE WEBSITES AND SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC
In these terms and conditions any reference to Solar Search USA LLC shall mean any applicable company within the Solar Search USA LLC Group and any Solar Search Program including the Green Exam.
These provisions regulate among other things the terms and conditions of membership to Solar Search USA LLC websites and Solar Search USA LLC Green Exam, but not limited to, “Green Exam” and “Green Exam Programs” (together referred to as the “Solar Search USA LLC Sites” or just a “Site”). By using this website you accept and undertake to follow these terms and conditions which constitute a binding agreement (“Agreement”) between Solar Search USA LLC and you.
A member is defined as a person who has accepted these conditions, completed the registration either on a Solar Search USA LLC Site or through an electronic survey and whose account has been approved by Solar Search USA LLC. Membership is personal and may only be used by the person or company for whom it has been authorized. On the majority of the Solar Search USA LLC Sites only physical persons may be granted membership.
You have a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Solar Search USA LLC Site only for your personal use. You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of any document you post to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website.
You may not sell, transfer or assign any products or services or your rights to any products or services provided by Solar Search USA LLC to any third party without the express written authorization of Solar Search USA LLC. Furthermore, you agree to not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms and Conditions or by applicable law.
Your use of a Solar Search USA LLC Site is a privilege. Solar Search USA LLC reserves the right to suspend or terminate that privilege for any reason at any time, in its sole discretion. Any content found inappropriate by Solar Search USA LLC will be removed from the Site and the profile belonging to the user responsible for the content will be taken down. If inappropriate content containing profanity or malicious comments is found by Solar Search USA LLC, the user responsible for posting the content will be banned from using the Site.
Nothing on the Site shall be considered an endorsement, representation or warranty regarding any user or third party, whether in regard to its website, products, services, hiring, experience, employment or recruiting practices, or otherwise.
Solar Search USA LLC contains links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Solar Search USA LLC of the contents on such third-party websites. Solar Search USA LLC is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk
Solar Search USA LLC is not an employment agency or a recruiting firm, and makes no representations or guarantees regarding the effectiveness or timeliness of the Site in meeting the employment objectives etc.
If at any time you find the terms and conditions unacceptable, you may not use the site any longer. Any new or different terms supplied by you are specifically rejected by Solar Search USA LLC unless Solar Search USA LLC agrees to them in a signed document specifically including those new or different terms. Solar Search USA LLC may change the Sites at any time.
This website includes certain products and links to those products on this site that we will earn an affiliate commission for any purchases you make. Hundreds of products are on the web that offer as much, but we have included only the ones that I’ve investigated and believe will help you succeed in passing the LEED exam and or provide a product that has been verified by a LEED AP or to be offset by carbon credit purchases. These affiliates include but are not limited to green geeks web hosting that is offset by 300% wind power carbon credits, GBES LEED exam material and Green Kraft Kids gift ideas.
All the information provided by users on Solar Search USA LLC Sites or through electronic surveys is under the protection of Solar Search USA LLC and Solar Search USA LLC adheres to the Market Research Society Code of Conduct, which ensures that your identity will be kept strictly confidential and will not be passed to a third party. Hence, the information you provide will only ever be reported to others as an aggregate of a larger group. Your name, e-mail address, internship- and career profile information will not be forwarded to any third party, unless such usage is explicitly requested or permitted by you through purchasing products through our various suppliers – either separately or in accordance with these terms and conditions.
Through your acceptance of these terms and conditions, you give your consent to Solar Search USA LLC handling and using your individual information. Anonymous user information will be used to generate statistics and comparison data for the benefit of our users. It can also be used for market research surveys and marketing, the aggregated results of which can be sold or forwarded to Solar Search USA LLC business partners and customers.
Further, you also give your consent to Solar Search USA LLC contacting you with offers and information that Solar Search USA LLC believes can be of interest to you.
Each member is responsible for the accuracy of the information she/he provides and is expected to update any information that is relevant for the user statistics. In return, the user will be given access to the aggregate data from all members, compiled and presented in a way that the user can relate to. Solar Search USA LLC holds the right to withdraw such access for users who systematically provide inaccurate data or whose activity level is below the accepted threshold of the activity level meter or similar on the applicable Solar Search USA LLC Site.
Members will occasionally be invited to participate in surveys. These surveys are important sources of information which benefit all members by providing reference data in inter alia their career profiles. Taking part in such surveys makes the activity level bar on the user’s career profile grow. When invited to a survey, a member is provided with a link that gives him/her access to the survey. Members undertake not to provide access to the link to any third party and to store the link in such a way that no other person may obtain access to it. Nor may a member use another person's membership or the unique link belonging to it. Members undertake to advise Solar Search USA LLC immediately if there is any suspicion that a third party has obtained access to or used a member's personal link.
Legislation and conduct
Members undertake to observe all prevailing United States and/or international applicable legislation as a basis for membership on any Solar Search USA LLC Site. Members undertake not in any way to affect the software product or the function of any Solar Search USA LLC Site (e.g. by performing additions, deletions or in any way changing the applicable Solar Search USA LLC Site) and not to introduce any virus, etc., that might cause damage to the Solar Search USA LLC Site or information.
Insofar possible these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America without respect to its conflict of laws principles.
NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
The information appearing on this website is intended solely as general guidance, and does not constitute legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. Individual situations and state laws vary and users are encouraged to obtain appropriate advice from qualified professionals in the applicable jurisdictions.
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION AND CALCULATIONS
All Information appearing on this website is believed to be accurate, but Green Building Education Services, LLC and its suppliers and contributors do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. You should independently verify all relevant information before making any decisions based on such information.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL Solar Search USA LLC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRACTICE TEST REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE OR WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE DEEMED TO RESULT FROM THE FAILURE OR INADEQUACY OF ANY EXCLUSIVE OR OTHER REMEDY. IN ANY EVENT, THE LIABILITY OF Solar Search USA LLC SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LICENSE FEE PAID BY YOU TO Solar Search USA LLC
Secrecy and intellectual property rights
Members undertake during their period of membership and thereafter as long as information comprises a business secret, other than for Solar Search USA LLC’s business, not to pass on to anyone outside Solar Search USA LLC or use for their purposes confidential information about Solar Search USA LLC’s business and work methods about systems, technology, products, designs, programming, etc., without the written consent of Solar Search USA LLC. This also applies to confidential information that Solar Search USA LLC has received from a third party, e.g. from customers.
Members also undertake not to use, disseminate or save information provided by Solar Search USA LLC and not to publish or indirectly cause the publication of articles, survey results or other material produced by Solar Search USA LLC.
The Site and all right, title, and interest in and to the Site is the sole property of Solar Search USA LLC, and is protected by copyright in various countries and international treaties. Except for the limited licenses expressly granted to you in these terms and conditions, Solar Search USA LLC reserves for itself and its licensors all other rights, titles and interests. Without limitation on the foregoing, you may not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the content on the Site, or use it in any other way for public or commercial purpose.
How do we safeguard your information?
Protecting the safety of your personal information is important to us. We use a variety of technical, administrative and physical safeguards so that you can enjoy your shopping experience without having to worry about the loss of, misuse of, or unauthorized access to your information.
Your Financial Information is Secure with Solar Search USA LLC because our website incorporates Secure Socket Layers (SSL). SSL is the industry standard in transferring information to process your orders. SSL encrypts or masks the information you send to our website. This makes it extremely difficult for someone to “eves-drop” on your transmission.
You will know your information is secure when you see an image of a small lock in the lower right of your browser window or near the address bar. Some web browsers show a green background in their address bar as well.
A cookie is a small data file that our website plants on your hard drive. Our cookie files contain information such as a user ID and statistic data to complete and handle our surveys. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you have supplied yourself. Our cookies can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies are though used to track user traffic patterns. We do this to evaluate our user’s patterns and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users to complete surveys as effectively as possible.
(a) THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE.
(b) Without limitation on the foregoing:
(i) SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE RESULTS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS
Solar Search USA LLC assumes no responsibility for documents posted by users and no responsibility for the activities, omissions or other conduct of users. Solar Search USA LLC may take any action with respect to user submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate, in its sole discretion
(a) YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND THE DOCUMENTS YOU POST OR ACCESS AND FOR YOUR CONDUCT ON AND OFF THE SITE.
(b) IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC (OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR ADVERTISERS), BE LIABLE FOR ANY NON-DIRECT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM OR ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR ACCESS TO, OR THE INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE SITE AND/OR ANY DOCUMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
(c) BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OR LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY NON-DIRECT TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $200.00 IN THE AGGREGATE.
(d) IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC (OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR ADVERTISERS), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS IN THE AGGREGATE OF US$100.00 (OR, IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER WITH A SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC, THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO SOLAR SEARCH USA LLC UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IF GREATER THAN USD$100).
(e) Due to the nature of this Agreement, in addition to money damages, you agree that Solar Search USA LLC will be entitled to equitable relief upon a breach of this agreement by you.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Solar Search USA LLC, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any User Content or other material You provide to any Monster Site, (ii) your use of any Website Content, or (iii) your breach of the terms of these Terms. Solar Search USA LLC shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
Solar Search USA LLC retains the right to change at any time the structure of any Solar Search USA LLC Site and the career profiles, methods, technical specifications, systems and other functions, as well as these terms and conditions. Changes to these terms and conditions of the come into force seven (7) days after the amended terms and conditions have been posted on the applicable Solar Search USA LLC Site. A member shall always visit the Solar Search USA LLC Sites in order to be up to date on the applicable terms and conditions.
You may not assign or transfer your obligations under this Agreement. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of all or part of a provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts and provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Solar Search USA LLC is the sole interpreter of these rules. Users who violate these rules may have their access and use of the Site suspended or terminated, at Solar Search USA LLC's discretion.
Misuse of Personal Data
Any misuse of personal data from our site from employees, software and/or other members should be immediately reported to Solar Search USA using our contact form.
(a) Your document may not contain: (i) URLs or links to websites (to advertise your company or website); (ii) copyrighted material (unless you own the copyright or have the owner's permission to post the copyrighted material); (iii) trade secrets (unless you own them or have the owner's permission to post them); (iv) material that infringes on or misappropriates any other intellectual property rights, or violates the privacy or publicity rights of others; (v) keywords or white text keywords (including any words embedded in the document and hidden from the user); (vi) anything that is discriminatory, sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, or hateful; or (vii) anything that is embarrassing or offensive to another person or entity.
Our 100% money-back guarantee for our project experience program is provided to candidates who have completed our basic requirements of our program and have been rejected by the USGBC or GBCI for application for the LEED AP exam. Please forward us any email correspondence with the USGBC or GBCI to allow us to contact them to clarify any errors in your application. If we are still unsuccessful we will refund your payment for our program in the manner which you have paid.
By uploading a file or other content or by making a comment, you represent and warrant to us that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else's rights; and (2) you created the file or other content you are uploading, or otherwise have sufficient intellectual property rights to upload the material consistent with these terms. About any file or content you upload to the public portions of our site, you grant Green Exam (Solar Search USA LLC) a non-exclusive, royalty- free, perpetual, irrevocable worldwide license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, to display online and in any present or future media, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such file or content. To the extent that you delete any such file or content from the public portions of our site, the license you grant to Green Exam (Solar Search USA LLC) pursuant to the preceding sentence will automatically terminate, but will not be revoked regarding any file or content Green Exam (Solar Search USA LLC) has already copied and sublicensed or designated for sublicense. Also, of course, anything you post to a public portion of our site may be used by the public pursuant to the following paragraph even after you delete it.
By downloading a file or other content from the Green Exam (Solar Search USA LLC) site, you agree that you will not use such file or other content except for personal, non-commercial purposes, and you may not claim any rights to such file or other content, except to the extent otherwise specifically provided in writing.
NOTICES OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you see anything on our site that you believe infringes your copyright rights, you may notify our Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") agent by sending the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed.
- Identification of the material on our servers that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, including the URL or other information to enable us to locate the material.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you as copyright owner, or by your agent, or by law.
- A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the exclusive copyright right that is allegedly being infringed.
- Your physical or electronic signature, or of someone authorized to act on your behalf.
- Instructions on how we may contact you: preferably email, but also address and phone.
Our agent to receive such notifications of claimed infringement is Wyan DeFilippo.
Email: [email protected]