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The Green-Plastics.net website (hereafter “The Site”) located at http://www.green-plastics.net/ is owned and operated by Green Plastics, a subsidiary of Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC, a Limited Liability Partnership operating in Dallas, Texas (hereafter “Green Plastics“).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED.

1. Description of Services

The Site provides news, discussion, social networking, and other resources for people interested in biodegradable and environmentally-friendly plastics (also called “bioplastics” or “green plastics”). Before using The Site, please read this Terms of Use Agreement (hereafter “The Terms”) carefully. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

2. Acceptance of Terms

Use of The Site constitutes full acceptance of and agreement to The Terms; if a user does not accept The Terms set forth in this agreement, he or she is not granted rights to use The Site, and should refrain from accessing The Site.
Green Plastics reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all parts of The Site. Green Plastics shall not be liable to any user or third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance except as expressly provided herein. It is your responsibility to regularly check The Site to determine if there have been changes to The Terms and to review such changes.

3. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

By using The Site, you warrant to Green Plastics that you will not use The Site, or any of the content obtained from The Site, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by The Terms. If you violate any of The Terms, your permission to use The Site automatically terminates.

4. Registration Obligations

When requested, each user of The Site must: (1) personally provide true, accurate, current and complete information on The Site’s registration form (collectively, the “Registration Data”) and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data as necessary to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If, after investigation, Green Plastics has reasonable grounds to suspect that any user’s information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Green Plastics may suspend or terminate that user’s account and prohibit any and all current or future use of The Site (or any portion thereof) by that user other than as expressly provided herein.

Each user will receive passwords and account designations upon completing The Site’s registration processes and is wholly responsible for maintaining the confidentiality thereof and wholly liable for all activities occurring thereunder. Green Plastics cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a user’s failure to comply with this section, including any loss or damage arising from any user’s failure to: (1) immediately notify Green Plastics of any unauthorized use of his or her password or account or any other breach of security; and (2) ensure that he or she exits from his or her account at the end of each session.

Green Plastics handles user Registration Data in accordance with The Site’s Privacy Policy.

5. Content

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever (collectively, “Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that the user, and not Green Plastics, is entirely responsible for all Content that he or she uploads, posts, emails or otherwise transmits via The Site. No user shall transmit Content or otherwise conduct or participate in any activities on The Site that, in the judgment of Green Plastics, is likely to be prohibited by law in any applicable jurisdiction, including laws governing the encryption of software, the export of technology, the transmission of obscenity, or the permissible uses of intellectual property.
Green Plastics reserves the right to refuse or delete any Content of which it becomes aware and reasonably deems not to fulfill the Purpose. In addition, Green Plastics shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or delete any Content that it reasonably considers to violate The Terms or be otherwise illegal. Green Plastics, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by Green Plastics to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The Site’s users and the public. Green Plastics does not control the Content posted to The Site and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will Green Plastics be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via The Site.
Each user, by using The Site, may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

6. Licensing and Other Terms Applying To Content Posted on the Site

Use, reproduction, modification, and other intellectual property rights to data stored on the Site will be subject to licensing arrangements that may be approved by Green Plastics as applicable to such Content.
With respect to text or data entered into and stored by publicly-accessible site features such as the Discussion or News sections, the submitting user retains ownership of such Public Content; with respect to publicly-available statistical content which is generated by the site to monitor and display content activity, such content is owned by Green Plastics. In each such case, the submitting user grants Green Plastics the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, all subject to the terms of any applicable license.
With respect to Content posted to private areas of the Site (e.g., email), the submitting user may grant to Green Plastics or other users such rights and licenses as the submitting user deems appropriate.

7. No Resale of Service

You agree not to sell, resell, or offer for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, use of the Site, or access to the Site.

8. General Practices Regarding Use And Storage

Green Plastics may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site. While Green Plastics will use reasonable efforts to back up site data and make such data available in the event of loss or deletion, Green Plastics has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Site. Green Plastics reserves the right to mark as “inactive” and archive accounts and/or Content that are inactive for an extended period of time. Green Plastics reserves the right to change these general practices at any time, in its sole discretion, with notice to users and the public as described in Section 3 above.

9. Termination

Green Plastics may terminate a user’s account in their sole absolute discretion and for any reason. Green Plastics is especially likely to terminate for reasons that include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) violation of these Terms; (2) abuse of site resources or attempt to gain unauthorized entry to the site or site resources; (3) use of the Site in a manner inconsistent with the Purpose; (4) a user’s request for such termination; or (4) as required by law, regulation, court or governing agency order.

The termination of any user’s access to the Site may be effected without notice and, on such termination, Green Plastics may immediately deactivate or delete user’s account and/or bar any further access to such files. Green Plastics shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any termination of that user’s access or account hereunder. In addition, a user’s request for termination will result in deactivation but not necessarily deletion of the account. Green Plastics reserves the right to delete, or not delete, a user’s account at their own sole discretion, as well as to delete, or not delete, content at their own sole discretion.

10. Links

Green Plastics, the Site, or a third party may provide links to other websites. Green Plasticsexercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and web-based resources and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the Content, advertising, products or other materials thereon. Green Plastics shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss incurred or suffered by any user in connection therewith. Your access and use of linked websites, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk.
The Sites’ Privacy Statement is applicable only when you are on the Green-Plastics.net Site. Once you choose to link to another website, you should read that website’s privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.

11. Indemnity; Disclaimer; Limitations of Liability

Each user shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Green Plastics, and its parent organization and affiliates and their respective officers, employees and agents, and each of Green Plastics’s website partners, from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, and liabilities including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of that user’s acts or omissions, including claims arising out of that user’s use of The Site; his or her submission, posting or transmission of Content or his or her violation of The Terms.
EACH USER’S USE OF THE Green-Plastics.Net SITE IS AT HIS OR HER SOLE RISK. THE Green-Plastics.Net SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND Green Plastics ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO HIS OR HER COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. Green Plastics EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, Green Plastics MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE Green Plastics SITE OR ANY SERVICE THEREON WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) ANY USER ACCESS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY ANY USER WILL MEET HIS OR HER EXPECTATIONS, AND (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. EXCLUDING ONLY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF Green Plastics’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, Green Plastics SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Green Plastics HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY USER’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE Green Plastics SITES OR SERVICES THEREON; THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE Green Plastics SITE; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE Green Plastics SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL Green Plastics’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO ANY USER OR OTHER PARTY UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR OTHERWISE EXCEED $1,000.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO CREATE AN AGENCY, PARTNERSHIP, JOINT VENTURE, EMPLOYEE-EMPLOYER OR FRANCHISOR-FRANCHISEE RELATIONSHIP OF ANY KIND BETWEEN Green Plastics AND ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY NOR DO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE EXTEND RIGHTS TO ANY THIRD PARTY. AS NOTED ABOVE, Green Plastics DOES NOT AND CANNOT CONTROL THE ACTIONS OF Green Plastics SITE USERS, VISITORS OR LINKED THIRD PARTIES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT ANY MALFEASANCE THAT COMES TO OUR ATTENTION TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE Green Plastics SITE. OPERATION OF THE Green Plastics SITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTERFERENCE FROM NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL. FURTHER, SCHEDULED AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS REQUIRED AND EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE WORK MAY TEMPORARILY INTERRUPT SERVICES OR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE. THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF ANY ASSET, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOUR, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER COURSE OF ACTION BY Green Plastics.

12. Copyrights

Green Plastics respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use the Site do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
(1) the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
(2) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit Green Plastics to locate the material, including the full URL.
(4) your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
(5) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(6) a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If Green Plastics receives such a claim, Green Plastics reserves the right to refuse or delete Content as described under Section 5 hereto, or to terminate a user’s account in accordance with Section 9.
Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act OF 1998 (“DMCA”) is:
Greg Stevens
Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC
4605 Cedar Springs Rd.
Suite #127
Dallas, TX 75219
dmca@green-plastics.net
214-697-6566

After receiving a claim of infringement, Green Plastics will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Green Plastics will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Green Plastics will take reasonable steps to expeditiously notify the subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to such material.
Upon receipt of a proper counter notification under the DMCA, Green Plastics will promptly provide the person who provided the initial notification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification and inform that person that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days. Additionally, Green Plastics will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless Green Plastics’s designated agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the initial notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Green Plastics system or network.
You may provide us with a counter notification by providing our copyright agent the following information in writing:
(1) your physical or electronic signature;
(2) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled, including the full URL;
(3) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
(4) your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Green Plastics may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the initial notification of infringement.

13. Jurisdiction and Legality of Content

Publication of information found on the Site may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The Site’s database is stored on a server in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, and the Green Plastics company, a subsidiary of Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC, operates out of the state of Texas, in the United States of America. All services of Green-Plastics.net shall be deemed to have been requested and provided in Dallas County, Texas.
Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Green Plastics and Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC do not encourage the violation of any laws, and cannot be held responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.

14. Final Notices

This Agreement contains the complete and final statement of understanding between you and Green Plastics with respect to Green-Plastics.net, and supercedes any and all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, agreements or communications, whether written or oral, between you and Green Plastics or Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC, or any of its members, concerning its use. If any provision of this Agreement is rendered by a court or governmental agency of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the remainder of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect and be enforced in accordance with its remaining terms. Any waver of any breach of the provisions of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any succeeding breaches of the same or of other provisions; nor shall any delay or omission on the part of Green Plastics or Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC to exercise or enforce any right, power or privilege be construed as a waiver of any breach of provisions, nor shall it be construed as a waiver of the right to enforce or exercise that power or privilege in the future. Any claimed infringement related to the use of Green-Plastics.net or to any aspect of this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Thank you for spending the time to read this page, and please enjoy your experience at Green-Plastics.net.

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Learn About Bioplastics

The Green-Plastics.net website located at green-plastics.net provides news, discussion, videos, and other resources for people interested in biodegradable and environmentally-friendly plastics (also called “bioplastics” or “green plastics”). This site is owned and operated by Green Plastics, a subsidiary of Greg Stevens Holdings, LLC.

It all started in 2001, when Eugene S. Stevens, Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Binghamton, published the book Green Plastics: An Introduction to the New Science of Biodegradable Plastics as an introduction for students and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the science and application of biodegradable plastics made from renewable resources. This book came onto the market as a popular press (non-academic) book just as the “buzz” over environmentalism and “going green” was beginning the wave of popularity that it is currently riding.

In 2004, he worked with his son, Greg Stevens, to create the website greenplastics.com as a complement to the book: an online introductory resource for students and interested laymen who wanted to find out more about this exciting new science.

The interest generated created by these simple resources revealed a new need: a place where regular people-students, consumers and entrepreneurs, rather than scientists and big business manufacturers-could go to ask questions, find out the latest news, and (most importantly) figure out where to get the products they want and need.

Thus began green-plastics.net in 2008. Our goal is to provide an online meeting place for people who share an interest in plastic, sustainability and the environment. We provide a user-contributed news section so you can keep on top of what is happening in the world of plastics and the environment. We provide a discussion section where you can share your experiences (whether as a student trying to learn about bioplastics, or a business owner trying to buy, sell, or use them), and ask questions of other people. We also are soliciting people—especially students—who are interested in making educational videos about how to make green plastics yourself. Eventually, we would like you to share your projects, failures, frustrations and successes in making your business, school, or town more environmentally friendly with green plastics!

Please contact us and let us know your suggestions, comments and concerns.

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