Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Last updated: May 19, 2018

    0. GDPR Disclosures

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    1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these
web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations,
and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local
laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from
using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are
protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. (In a few special cases,
such as some specially-marked photos, specific content may be expressly noted as
protected by one of several 
Creative Commons Licenses. However, in all other
cases, and where not otherwise noted, content is (C) Acculation and subject to
the use license immediately below.)

    2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials
(information or software) on Acculation, Inc.’s web site for personal,
non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license,
not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  1.             modify or copy the materials;
  2.             use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3.             attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Acculation, Inc.’s web site;
  4.             remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  5.             transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

Also, this site may not be used by children under the age of 13 in order to comply with local regulations. If you are under the age of 13, you must stop using the site immediately.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Acculation, Inc. at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on Acculation, Inc.’s web site are provided “as is”. Acculation, Inc. makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Acculation, Inc. does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Acculation, Inc. or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Acculation, Inc.’s Internet site, even if Acculation, Inc. or a Acculation, Inc. authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Acculation, Inc.’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Acculation, Inc. does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Acculation, Inc. may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Acculation, Inc. does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Acculation, Inc. has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Acculation, Inc. of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Acculation, Inc. may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Communications

Membership in the site is optional, but may be required to access certain premium areas of the site. Membership, also referred to as registration, is free but requires providing Acculation with a valid, current email address. Requiring an email address helps discourage abuse of the site such as comment spam and content piracy. Acculation, Inc. may occasionally contact you with updates on topics related to the site or your membership in the site. These communications are in addition to any optional email newsletter you may opt-in to at the time of your registration. You agree to accept these communications for as long as you remain an active member of the site. If you are no longer an active member of the site you easy opt-out of these communications by clicking the unsubscribe link in these emails, or by contacting Acculation.

9. Limitations on Liability and FTC Disclosure

While all attempts have been made to verify the information provided on this website, neither Acculation, Inc. nor any of its employees assumes any responsibility for errors, omissions, or contrary interpretations of the subject matter herein. The views expressed are those of Acculation, Inc., alone, and should not be taken as expert instructions or commands. The reader is responsible for his or her own actions.

Adherence to all applicable laws and regulations, including international, federal, state, and local laws is the sole responsibility of the reader. Neither Acculation, Inc. nor any of its employees assumes any responsibility or liability whatsoever on behalf of the reader of this website. Any perceived slight of any individual or organization is purely unintentional.

Acculation, Inc. and/or it authors sometimes use affiliate links in the content on this website. This means that if you decide to make a purchase, Acculation, Inc. might get a sales commission. But that doesn’t mean our opinion is for sale. Every affiliate link on this site is to products that we have found useful or somehow interesting, and often use ourselves. Please do your own research before making any purchase online. You acknowledge receiving this disclosure as a material condition of your use of this site.

10. DMCA notices

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice. Acculation, Inc. (“Acculation”) owns, protects, and enforces copyright in its own creative materials and respects the copyright properties of others. The Acculation Brand Web sites may contain materials of third parties and links to third-party sites, portals, and directories; Acculation may also transmit and stores such third-party materials (for example, in a blog comment without knowledge of Acculation, or licensed use of a stock photo). As a result, materials of third parties, not owned or controlled by Acculation, may be included in or linked to the Acculation Brand Web sites or are stored or transmitted over Acculation’s digital online communication systems. To the best of our knowledge, these materials do not infringe the copyrights of others. Upon receipt of proper notice of claimed infringement, Acculation will respond expeditiously to follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the materials in issue, including, where applicable, removing or disabling access to materials claimed to be infringing or by removing or disabling access to links to such material. The designated agent (i.e., the proper party) to whom you should address such notice is Acculation’s Registered California Agent for Service of Process: C T CORPORATION SYSTEM, 818 W SEVENTH ST, LOS ANGELES CA 90017 via Certified Mail or Registered Process Server. In addition to contacting Acculation via its agent C T CORPORATION SYSTEM, you should also email Acculation, Inc. directly at the email address on our Contact US page, currently [email protected] .

It is the policy of Acculation to terminate its relationship with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others where such parties are known to Acculation to be repeat infringers in connection with their use of Acculation sites, links, or storage and communication systems and networks. To learn more about this policy, contact Acculation, Inc at [email protected]

11. Not expert, medical, legal, or financial advice

Under no circumstances should you interpret any articles posted on this site as the opinion of an expert. You should always use your own judgement and seek out additional sources of information. Some of the material on this site discusses new technology related to air quality. Always read manufacturers instructions before using any kind of product, always use common sense, and keep potentially hazardous items (e.g., respirator masks) out of the reach of children. You should not interpret any content on this blog as expert advice of any kind. You acknowledge that it is not intended as medical, legal, financial, engineering or accounting advice. In particular, if you suspect you have any medical condition, such as allergies or asthma that may be impacted by air quality, you should contact a competent medical professional such as a physician. If you believe the air quality in your location is poor or are facing hazardous conditions such as a wildfire or contagious disease, you should contact competent medical or public health officials. The advice on this website is generally aimed at ordinary home users and is not intended for commercial, industrial or other critical applications. If you have critical requirements please seek out the advice of competent experts.

12. Third-party trademarks

All third party trademarks referenced by Acculation remain the property of their respective holders, and are used by us in a journalistic, educational, and/or similar capacity. Our use of these trademarks should not be interpreted to necessarily indicate any relationship between Acculation and the holders of these trademarks. Rather, any usage of third party trademarks by us is to refer to such products is considered nominative fair use under trademark law.

Similarly, any reference to any persons, living or dead, on the site (including the blog as well as blog-like articles on our social media accounts) is generally intended in a journalistic (and/or at times satirical and/or artistic) capacity. Factually accurate journalism and/or obvious satire, especially in our blog area, are widely considered protected under the first-amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In particular, references to historical or living persons may be required to adequately explain the scientific or artistic provenance of the some of the ideas and concepts discussed. These references should not be construed to imply endorsement or affiliation of any person or entity with Acculation or any of its products or services.

13. User-contributed content

User-generated content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. By posting or contributing content using these Services, you are granting Acculation, Inc. a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work. Acculation, Inc. reserves the right to delete or edit user-generated content for any reason, and to delete or disable user accounts for any reason whatsoever. Acculation expressly bans impersonation of another person or entity on the site. Use of the site to harass, intimidate or threaten others — both on-line and off-line — is prohibited.

14. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Acculation, Inc.’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.