Terms and Conditions of Use last revised May 25, 2022

This chesapeakeclimate.org website (“our site” or “this site”) is owned and operated by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our site. By using these sites, you automatically agree to all of these terms of use. CCAN may revise these terms from time to time. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to these terms and conditions, it will mean that you accept those changes.


Use of Materials on this Site

CCAN maintains this sites for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse our site.

It is in keeping with CCAN’s mission to encourage public discourse and activism regarding conservation of the natural environment. Accordingly, unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted on the web page, it is CCAN’s policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the materials posted on our site as follows: You may copy, reproduce and distribute content from this site provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices; (2) the copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes of promoting conservation of the natural environment; and (3) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, CCAN grants you a non- exclusive, nontransferable license to use the materials on our sites.

Other than as specifically described above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use the content of our site, without prior written authorization from CCAN. To request such permission, contact Jamie Nolan, Director of Communications. In no event may CCAN trademarks, symbols, artwork or other visual or audio elements be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on the site.

If you download software from the site in order to use the materials as authorized above, the software, including any files, images, audio or video clips incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, “the software”) is licensed to you by CCAN. CCAN does not transfer the title to you. You own the medium on which the software is recorded, but CCAN retains full title to the software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form.


These sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of these sites cannot be guaranteed by CCAN. CCAN shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as the result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to information you transmitted to the sites.

Posted Materials

The information and opinions expressed in materials posted by visitors on the chat areas, bulletin boards, lists or other venues connected with our sites (collectively, “forums”) are not necessarily those of CCAN or its affiliates and CCAN makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials.

Users should be aware that our forums are public, not private communications. When you voluntarily disclose personal information on our forums, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.

You shall not submit, upload or post to our forums any content which (1) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (2) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including but not limited to, violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks; (3) falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices or other proprietary designations; (4) violates any law; (5) advocates illegal activity; (6) contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to another’s computer, or (7) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services. By posting any content on our forums, you automatically agree to indemnify CCAN from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your breach of these posting restrictions.

By posting any content on our forums, you automatically grant to CCAN a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and unrestricted worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute the posted content or incorporate the posted content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including advertising and promotion, and you automatically waive all “moral rights” with respect to the posted content.

Outside Links

CCAN has not reviewed all of the sites linked to these sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to these sites, whether or not they are affiliated with CCAN. Such linked sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. CCAN makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or functioning of any such link. That another web site is linked to our site does not constitute endorsement by CCAN of the owner of the other site, the content of its site, or its products or services.

Limitations on CCAN’s Liability

The materials on these sites are provided solely for educational and promotional purposes. Your use and browsing of these sites is at your own risk. The materials could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. They are provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. CCAN does not warrant that the functions contained in chesapeakeclimate.org or climateemergency.org materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. CCAN does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not CCAN) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall CCAN be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the materials on our sites, even if CCAN or a CCAN-authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall CCAN’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action, including but not limited to negligence, arising out of our in connection with your use of this site, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing these sites.

General Provisions

The materials on chesapeakeclimate.org are presented solely for promotional purposes in the United States and Canada. These sites are operated under the supervision of CCAN from its offices within the state of Maryland. CCAN does not warrant or represent that materials on our sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access our sites from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and you are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not download or otherwise export or re-export software from our sites in violation of United States export controls.

These terms shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the state of Maryland, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Maryland. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be barred unless such claim or cause of action is brought within one year after it arises; any such claim or cause of action shall be brought only in the state or federal courts in the Maryland, and you consent to jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating such actions.

Whenever possible, each provision of these terms shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision is deemed prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these terms.

CCAN reserves the right to remove for any reason posted materials from our forums, and the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to our site or our forums, without notice.

This is the entire agreement between us relating to your use of these sites. These terms may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by CCAN.