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Terms of Use

Introduction
The URSULAproject website (the "service") is a business intelligence system that provides a method for performance measurement and scoring of various subjects and matters.  It is a tool that can compare two or more subjects, even subject that have both similar and disparate data points.  By being able to measure disparate subjects relating to the environment, URSULAproject furthers its goal of creating climate balance, restoring the earth and uplifting humanity.  URSULAproject utilizes a community of experts, broad computational resources, large volumes of reliable and carefully normalized data and an innovative computation and delivery mechanism that provides the user with calculated and ratable scores.

URSULAproject is continually working to improve and expand. Much of the data is dynamically updated as well as subjected to periodic manual curation-all in an effort to provide the most current and reliable information possible.

URSULAproject’s goal is to provide the broadest possible free public access to its advanced computation and rich and varied sources of data. To protect its servers, algorithms and data collections from abuse or exploitation, and because some of the data made available comes from third parties that impose conditions on its distribution, prior to any use, all users must agree to, and abide by, the Terms of Use as set forth below. URSULAproject is extending its trust to the users of URSULAproject to embrace and support its goals by adhering to the Terms of Use and expect its users and partners in turn to abide by the Terms of Use.

Terms of Use is a Legally Binding Contract
By clicking "ACCEPT" below you are agreeing to the Terms of Use and entering into a legally binding contract.  You must consent to the Terms of Use before using the URSULAproject.  If you don't agree to the Terms of Use, you cannot use the URSULAproject or any data or results it generates.  You must be at least 18 years old and have the capacity to legally enter into agreements in order to accept the Terms of Use and enter this Agreement. 

Access to URSULAproject
It is URSULAproject’s intention to make URSULAproject available to everyone, except those who abuse the service. To achieve this, URSULAproject reserves the right to terminate use by those who abuse the service, and to limit access to any person, in any manner, for any reason in the sole discretion of URSULAproject.

The URSULAproject service may be used only by an individual using a conventional web browser to manually enter data, to participate in the expert community system, or to exercise voting and decision making privileges within a given field of expertise. Because URSULAproject performs actual computation, and not just search, each query may require significant CPU time on multiple parallel servers. Any attempt to use a robot, script or organized group of individuals to repeatedly access URSULAproject could place an unacceptable load on the system, and, therefore, such use is strictly prohibited.

If URSULAproject’s monitoring systems detect an attempt to access the service in a prohibited manner or for a prohibited purpose; for example, to execute systematic patterns of queries, to index the website, or to do anything else that URSULAproject’s estimation may jeopardize the integrity of the system or impede access to the system by other users; URSULAproject reserves the right to terminate or suspend access to the service to anyone, including but not limited to specific users or IP ranges.

URSULAproject’s Free Service
The free URSULAproject service is available for personal, non-commercial use only. In this manner, you are welcome to download results, print copies, store downloaded content on your computer, and reference such information in your outputs. You may use URSULAproject for personal use, but commercializing the results is strictly prohibited.

Commercial Use Prohibited Without Authorization
Professional or commercial use of the website, or use for which you are being paid, is prohibited without a commercial license issued to you by URSULAproject. If you are interested in a version of URSULAproject that allows such use, please contact URSULAproject at info@URSULAproject.org.

The material from the URSULAproject service is intended for use in the form in which it is delivered. You are not allowed to systematically extract data from URSULAproject results and then compile the results into a new raw data table or source, except on an ad hoc basis for personal use.  It is permitted to use and post individual, incidental or small groups of results from URSULAproject on non-commercial websites and blogs, provided those results are properly credited to URSULAproject. It is, however, prohibited to extract multiple pieces of data and reassemble them into a data service, database, or source of systematic collections of data, or any other data compilation with the characteristics of the foregoing. You are not permitted to use URSULAproject to create something, either in electronic or print form, that could be used as a data source for further processing, or that in some other way serves as a replacement or alternative to using URSULAproject itself. Finally, it is not permitted to use frames or other browser technologies to embed or surround the URSULAproject website with your own material without permission from URSULAproject. If you are interested in using URSULAproject with the ability to embed, please contact us.

The material from the URSULAproject service is intended for use in the form in which it is delivered. You are not allowed to systematically extract data from URSULAproject results and then compile the results into a new raw data table or source, except on an ad hoc basis for personal use.

Links to Third-Party Websites
From time to time, URSULAproject may contain links to other websites. URSULAproject does not exercise any control over these websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices or content. URSULAproject encourages all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited when following links from the URSULAproject website. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by URSULAproject. 

Accessing URSULAproject from Third-Party Sources
URSULAproject may be accessed through web widgets or gadgets that are embedded on third-party sites. If you choose to access URSULAproject via such tools, then depending on the third-party technology, your personal information and queries may be processed by the party's servers prior to being passed on to the URSULAproject website. 

Security
URSULAproject takes appropriate measures to ensure the security of its website and systems. This includes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. Despite URSULAproject’s efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around its security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet may be intercepted. Your use of the website constitutes an acceptance of such risk.

User Input Ownership
By contributing input to URSULAproject in the form of a query, proposal, subject, statement, vote, or by providing a range or weighting value or by posting an article or information supporting any of the above, you are not relinquishing any of your ownership or rights to the content, other than giving URSULAproject a right to use the input. By providing input to URSULAproject, you agree that URSULAproject can store it and use it to generate results. URSULAproject may also use stored inputs to evaluate performance of its website or study usage patterns, for example, examining inputs that seem to create problems for the system, or testing new versions of the system against logs of previous inputs, or other purposes.

Unlike some other free services, URSULAproject does not attempt to assert intellectual property rights over anything given as input (other than the right to use the input).  While the results and processes utilized by URSULAproject, such as the algorithims, values, weighting, ranges and results, are and remain the property of URSULAproject, the user’s input remains the property of the user.

Attribution and Licensing
URSULAproject is an authoritative source of information.  Maintaining the integrity of its data and the computations it performs with that data is vital to the success of URSULAproject. URSULAproject utilizes expert users’ submitted opinions and also gathers, compares, contrasts, and confirms data from multiple external sources. Where URSULAproject has used external sources of data, the source or sources relied upon is set forth, but in most cases the assemblages of data provided by URSULAproject are a compilation by URSULAproject and the data provided never existed before in the format presented.  Typically, the data’s provenance will trace back both to multiple underlying data sources and to URSULAproject’s methodology, algorithms and knowledge that constitutes the URSULAproject computational system. Therefore, in most cases, the results obtained from URSULAproject are attributed to URSULAproject itself.

If you make results from URSULAproject available to anyone else, or incorporate those results into your own documents or presentations, you must include attribution indicating that the results and/or the presentation of the results came from URSULAproject. Some URSULAproject results include copyright statements or attributions linking the results to URSULAproject or to third-party data providers, and you may not remove or obscure those attributions or copyright statements. Whenever possible, such attribution should take the form of a link to URSULAproject, either to the front page of the website or, better yet, to the specific query that generated the results you used. (This is also the most useful form of attribution for your readers, and they will appreciate your using links whenever possible.)

Failure to properly attribute results from URSULAproject is not only a violation of these terms, but may also constitute plagiarism or a violation of intellectual property law.

The specific scores generated by URSULAproject, and any graphic representations of ranking and weight, as well as the general page layouts, are all copyrighted by URSULAproject at the time URSULAproject generates them. A great deal of scholarship and innovation is included in the results generated and displayed by URSULAproject, including the presentations, collections, and juxtapositions of data, and the choices involved in formulating and composing mathematical results; these are also protected by intellectual property law.

You may use results, including copyrighted results, from URSULAproject for personal use and in academic or non-commercial publications, provided you comply with these terms.

If you wish to use copyrighted results returned by URSULAproject in a commercial or for-profit publication you are required to obtain a low or no-cost license to do so from URSULAproject. To request a commercial-use license, please contact URSULAproject and provide URSULAproject with the score you want to use along with information concerning the nature of your proposed use. Your request will be reviewed and answered as quickly as practical.

Linking to URSULAproject.org
URSULAproject encourages you to link to the URSULAproject website, including deep links to specific results, providing you adhere to URSULAproject’s citations policy. If you are constructing a large number of deep links, or if you have a site wherein deep links are created automatically in response to user input given on your site, you must take into account the restrictions enumerated in the Terms of Use. If you construct a website that encourages or induces others to use URSULAproject’s service contrary to the Terms of Use, you are violating the Terms of Use and will be liable for the third party violations.

Trademarks
Because URSULAproject and 3phases, LLC family of companies markets a vast and growing array of products, a list of its trademarks and registered trademarks would be too cumbersome to list. Some trademarks associated with this website and service are 3Phases, hüber/shift, APPRECIO, and URSULA. This list comprises only the most relevant of the United States and international marks and is not all-inclusive. Failure of a mark to appear on this page does not mean that the URSULAproject.org and 3Phases, LLC Companies do not use the mark, nor does it mean that the product is not actively marketed or is not significant within its relevant market.

Reporting Incorrect or Infringing Material
If you find something in URSULAproject that you believe is incorrect or in error, URSULAproject encourages you to report it immediately. Similarly, if you find something in URSULAproject that you believe to be a violation of another’s rights, please immediately notify URSULAproject, so the violation can be addressed. URSULAproject makes every effort to ensure the information it provides is as accurate as possible and makes every effort to ensure other people’s rights are respected.  To report problems or violations, please use the feedback form at the bottom of that material's page to inform URSULAproject what the error or violation is, the material involved, and any other pertinent information that would aid in identifying and rectifying the problem.

Paid Subscription Option
URSULAproject does offer a paid subscription option, which offers modified terms of use that may be more desirable to you. Please contact URSULAproject at info@URSULAproject.org for more information about the available subscription options.

Data Mining and Reverse Engineering
The URSULAproject service uses large collections of data aggregated from many sources as well as sophisticated computational formulas and algorithms. You may not use multiple queries or specially constructed queries in an attempt to extract large datasets, with the purpose of reverse engineering the algorithms used by URSULAproject or to probe for vulnerabilities in URSULAproject’s system.

Spidering, data-mining, scraping or probing URSULAproject, or otherwise attempting to abuse the service, is not only a violation of the Terms of Use but may also constitute violation of federal and state laws concerning unauthorized access to computer systems.

You are forbidden to violate or attempt to violate the security of the website. If you discover a flaw, bug or vulnerability, such as a way to crash the website or otherwise get it to misfunction, please report the problem immediately. URSULAproject asks for your cooperation and support in ensuring that URSULAproject remains operational and available for use by everyone.

Changes to The Terms of Use
URSULAproject may amend or modify the Terms of Use at any time. Any such updates or modifications shall be effective immediately upon their posting. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use for any updates or changes. Please refer back to this page often for the latest information and updates.

Interpretation of Terms and Changes
The Terms of Use are to be interpreted under and governed by both the substantive and procedural laws of the State of California. If any provision of the Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. In any event, such an invalid or unenforceable provision shall have no effect on the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Arbitration, Governing Law, and Venue
Any and all claims related to or arising out of URSULAproject, the use of URSULAproject, the URSULAproject website, and/or any information, results or data used, derived or generated by URSULAproject shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in California in accordance with the then-prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award entered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The place of arbitration shall be the City and County of Los Angeles, California.  In the event of any action or proceeding arising out of this Agreement, there shall be NO award of attorneys' fees to the prevailing party.

Disclaimers and Waiver of Liability
URSULAproject provides a rich and wide range of computations and data in many subject areas, and extensive efforts are made to keep its contents accurate and up to date. Each user, however, must independently verify any material or information that the user is relying upon.  URSULAproject makes no warranties and representations regarding the accuracy of the information and each user herein accepts full responsibility for utilizing any information obtained from URSULAproject and waives any and all claims against URSULAproject based on any information delivered, including information that is inaccurate, false or misleading.  In no cases, should information be used to for legal, financial, medical, life-safety, or other critical purposes.

Common sense and these Terms of Use require that you independently verify the accuracy, completeness and relevance of any information you get from URSULAproject. The information provided by URSULAproject is provided “as is,” and for information purposes only. This means that URSULAproject makes no representation and offers no warranty whatsoever with regard to its service, its content, or any content or services accessible from its website. You agree that you are using the service at your own risk. 

In some fields, certain information may only be provided by certified or licensed professionals. URSULAproject is not a substitute for information or guidance provided by any licensed professional in any field.  If you need advice of this nature, you should consult a professional who is licensed and knowledgeable in the appropriate area.  Examples include, among others, medical, legal or financial advice, measures used in commerce, engineering calculations and surveying or navigation data. URSULAproject, therefore, should not be used to provide any information that it is not licensed to provide, including but not limited to medical, legal or accounting advice.

Although URSULAproject does not deliver in its results any user-supplied raw code executable in a browser or other environment, URSULAproject cannot guarantee that a suitably constructed input could not cause the website to generate results pages that cause unintended or harmful operations on the client system. URSULAproject specifically disclaims any responsibility for harm to your system caused by use of the website.

URSULAproject explicitly disclaims all forms of liability for all results from URSULAproject and you as the user, expressly waive any and all claims against URSULAproject or arising out of or related to your use of the URSULAproject.

To the extent permitted by law, the user by accepting the Terms of Use waives any and all claims against URSULAproject and its directors, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or licensors for any damages arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, performance or nonperformance of this service, including but not limited to any and all claims related to or arising out of URSULAproject, the use of URSULAproject, the URSULAproject website, and/or any information, results or data used, derived or generated by URSULAproject. This waiver includes the waiver of any and all rights relating to known and unknown claims as conferred by California Civil Code § 1542, or any other applicable statute. California Civil Code § 1542 states:

 “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

By accepting this Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify and hold URSULAproject and its directors, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and licensors harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including attorneys' fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, any use of this website other than as expressly authorized by the Terms of Use.

Limitation of Liability
To the extent not prohibited by law, in no event shall URSULAproject be liable for personal injury, or any incidental, special, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of data, business interruption or any other commercial damages or losses, arising out of or related to URSULAproject, or your use or inability to use the URSULAproject service, however caused, regardless of the theory of liability (contract, tort or otherwise) and even if URSULAproject has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability for personal injury, or of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation may not apply to you. In no event, however, shall URSULAproject’s total liability to you for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) exceed the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00). The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.

Questions and Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Use, you may email URSULAproject at info@URSULAproject.org.