Terms of Use

Elemental Links, Inc. and its affiliates (“Elemental Links” or “we”) provides its content on the Elemental Links website, feed services and research offerings (collectively, the “Service”), subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). By accessing and using this Service, you agree to these Terms.

Please note these Terms may change from time to time.  We will alert you to any such changes by updating these Terms of Use, which were last updated on October 4, 2012.

For an explanation of Elemental Links’ practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of user information, please read our current Privacy Policy.

1. Copyrights

All content and functionality on the Service, including text, graphics, illustrations, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the exclusive property of Elemental Links or its licensors and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

2. Use of Service Content

With the exception of Copyrighted Content, explicitly denoted by a copyright symbol and/or copyright notice, Elemental Links grants you use of the Service content under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States, you are free:

  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix — to adapt the work

Under these conditions:

  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).  Attribution: Brenda M. Michelson, Elemental Links, Inc.
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

For Copyrighted Content, Elemental Links grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the Service on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, except that you may obtain multiple copies of RSS feeds. You agree not to modify Copyrighted Content in any way and to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Copyrighted Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Copyrighted Content, other than within the terms of Fair Use, without Elemental Links’ prior written consent.

3. User Postings

Elemental Links does not claim ownership of any materials and other information you post, upload, or submit to public areas of the Service.  (User Posting)

If you post, upload or submit any User Posting to the Elemental Links Service, you represent to us that you have all the necessary legal rights to upload, post or submit such User Posting and it will not violate any law or the rights of any person. You agree that upon uploading, posting or submitting information to the Service, you grant Elemental Links, and our respective affiliates and successors a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, distribute, publicly perform, display, reproduce, and create derivative works from your User Posting in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or part, without any duty to compensate you.

You also grant us the right to authorize the use of User Posting, or any portion thereof, by users and other users in accordance with these Terms, including the rights to feature your User Posting specifically on the Service.

Elemental Links reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines, in its sole discretion, to be (a) abusive, libelous, defamatory or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright or trademark, other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Elemental Links.

You understand that when using the Elemental Links Service, you will be exposed to User Postings and third party content from a variety of sources, and that Elemental Links is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Postings or third party content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Postings and third party content that may be offensive, indecent, inaccurate, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Elemental Links with respect thereto.

4. Third Party Web Sites, Services and Software.

Elemental Links may link to, or promote, web sites, content or services from other organizations and/or individuals or offer you the ability to download software from other organizations and/or individuals. You agree that we are not responsible for, and do not control, those web sites, services and software.

5. Disclaimers.

THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ELEMENTAL LINKS IS NOT HEREIN ENGAGED IN RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES TO YOU. ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ELEMENTAL LINKS AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OWNERSHIP, ACCURACY, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SERVICE CONTENT. ELEMENTAL LINKS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED WEB SITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER POSTINGS PUBLISHED ON THE SERVICE, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. ELEMENTAL LINKS CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR LOSSES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA. ELEMENTAL LINKS CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING FROM THIS ONLINE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. ELEMENTAL LINKS DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.  NEITHER ELEMENTAL LINKS NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.

6. General.

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Maine without regard to any conflict or choice of law principles.

7.  Other Policies.

For an explanation of Elemental Links’ practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of user information, please read our current Privacy Policy.

For an explanation of Elemental Links’ practices and policies related to Transparency, please read our Transparency Policy.