Website Terms and Conditions

VISITOR AGREEMENT

Welcome to LNT.org, a service of Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Please read this visitor agreement; by using this service, you agree to accept, and abide by, its terms and conditions. The LNT.org Visitor Agreement is not intended to confer, and does not confer, any rights or remedies on any person or organization. The Web is an evolving medium and we reserve the right to evolve right along with it. We may change the terms and conditions of this agreement from time to time and all users of this site are responsible for checking the current terms and conditions prior to using this site. By continuing to use the site after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement, as modified. LNT.org respects the privacy of our users. Please take a few minutes to review our privacy policy as it is incorporated into this agreement by this reference.

If you disagree with any material you find on our website, we invite you to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate at info@LNT.org. Please forward a copy of the material, along with an explanation of your objection.

The material that appears on LNT.org is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. Leave No Trace is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our sponsors or others to whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site) by Leave No Trace or its affiliates, agents or licensors. Leave No Trace makes no representations or warranties that it will continue to make the LNT.org site available. Leave No Trace specifically reserves the right to discontinue the site, remove information, and/or discontinue the blog or public forums at any time.

LOGO USE AND COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES

The information contained within this website is copyrighted by The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (Leave No Trace and/or LNT.org). Please read more on the Logo Use & Copyright Guidelines page  if you are interested in using or reproducing any portions of this website.

TRADEMARKS, LOGOS, AND ADS

Corporate partners as well as other partner groups may reproduce Leave No Trace logos in accordance with their partnership agreements. Unauthorized use of the Leave No Trace logo is prohibited unless written permission is acquired in advance.

LINKS TO THIS SITE

Leave No Trace cannot provide a link to your site unless you are a Leave No Trace Partner. This policy ensures that we treat all of our supporters fairly. To discuss a linking arrangement, please contact us. Without the prior written permission of Leave No Trace, you may not frame any of the content of LNT.org, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of LNT.org.

PRIVACY POLICY

LNT.org collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. To be able to order from LNT.org, you may also need to provide credit card or debit card information. Should you elect to establish an account with us, there may be additional information we will need, depending on your organization, such as a tax-exempt number or we may ask you to establish a security question/answer to help us verify your identity. This information is necessary for us to be able to process your transactions, protect you from fraud, and to contact you regarding the administration of your account. You can always choose not to provide information to LNT.org, although opting-out may require you to order our products via an alternate method. LNT.org may also collect Customer Service responses to enable us to improve our website, products, or customer care.

By ordering products online from LNT.org, you agree to allow LNT.org to collect and use your personal information to process your purchase requests, arrange for deliveries, and to service your account. Leave No Trace will share your personal information only as necessary to assist us in providing products to you. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Leave No Trace, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Other than as disclosed herein, Leave No Trace does not sell, rent, lease or otherwise disclose its customer lists to third parties.

Leave No Trace may track the websites our visitors travel to and from. This data is used to adjust our website to continually deliver content to our visitors that they are interested in.

Leave No Trace will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) to comply with the law or legal process served on Leave No Trace; (b) protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Leave No Trace, our visitors and customers, or others; and, (c) enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other agreements.

REFUND AND RETURNS POLICY

You may return new, unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Items should be returned in their original product packaging. We will pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error. Please contact us at Info@LNT.org, and we will guide you through the process.

If you believe your credit card was charged in error, please contact us at Info@LNT.org and we will work to expedite a refund to you.

BLOGS AND PUBLIC POSTING AREAS

The staff of Leave No Trace does its best to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate. But the news changes over time and reports that were accurate when posted quickly become, well, old news. Though we may post follow-up reports, and may continue to provide access to the original report, as in an archive of news stories, for example, we don't go back and change the original report to reflect new developments. If you're looking for the most recent information on a given subject, and not the history of how the story unfolded, be sure you're not looking at an out-of-date report.

Leave No Trace encourages an open exchange of information and ideas. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than the Leave No Trace staff. However, we cannot and do not review every posting made on our blogs or other public posting areas. For this reason, if you would like to communicate directly with Leave No Trace, please contact us at info@LNT.org. You may read blog comments or other public postings before the Leave No Trace staff does. For these reasons, we specifically disclaim any and all responsibility and liability for blog postings. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. If you disagree with any material you find on our blog, we suggest that you respond by noting your disagreement in the related or appropriate LNT.org forum.

Responsibility for what is posted in the blogs, chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas on LNT.org lies with each user -- you alone are responsible for material you post. We urge you to use your best judgment before posting personally identifiable information on any website. By using LNT.org, you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy LNT.org or that infringes on the rights of others. You further agree not to disable, hack, or take down the LNT.org site or to violate anyone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to LNT.org, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. Submitting material that is the property of another, without the consent of its owner, is not only a violation of this agreement, but may also subject you to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. You agree not to use LNT.org to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval. You agree not to gather any email addresses posted to the blog or other public posting sites for any purpose.

LNT.org retains the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this agreement. LNT.org also reserves the right (but assumes no obligation) to delete, move, edit any postings that LNT.org considers unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. LNT.org reserves the right to make such determinations in our sole discretion and will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.

Any material you submit to any blog or public posting areas becomes the property of Leave No Trace and may be reproduced, modified, and distributed as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

Leave No Trace works hard to make LNT.org an interesting and enjoyable place, but they cannot guarantee that their users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using LNT.ORG.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION OR THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH LNT.ORG.

THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU *AS IS,* *WITH ALL FAULTS,* AND *AS AVAILABLE.* LNT.ORG AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LNT.ORG, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF LNT.ORG, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF LEAVE NO TRACE, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF LEAVE NO TRACE AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE SERVICE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

MISCELLANEOUS

To obtain access to certain services on our site, you may be given an opportunity to register with LNT.org. As part of any such registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person. LNT.org reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that, in its judgment, it deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify LNT.org at info@LNT.org of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account. By using LNT.org, you agree to abide by the terms of this visitor agreement. We hope you enjoy using LNT.org, and we welcome suggestions for improvements. If you would like to send the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics an email comment or suggestion about our operations or this website, please address it to info@LNT.org.

SITE DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

The LNT.org website is designed and maintained the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Questions about its design and function should be directed to info@LNT.org.