Creative Commons Copyright:

ClimateSafe Villages, fiscally sponsored by Factnet Inc., holds copyright over all of its internally created materials under one or more Creative Commons licensing agreements. We maintain a liberal stance on the free use of our materials for non-commercial purposes. Commercial use of our copyrighted materials requires a written request detailing the intended use and location. Such requests should be sent to info at climatesafevillages dot org.

Upon receiving your request, we will evaluate it and provide a response. Until we have issued a formal agreement that alters this copyright policy, please refrain from using our materials in any manner that breaches any of the provisions outlined here.

Copyright Terms: You acknowledge that all information—be it data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files, other sounds, photographs, videos, or other images (collectively referred to as "Content")—that you may access as part of our Services, is the sole responsibility of the originating party.

Content presented to you as part of the Services, including advertisements and sponsored content, may be protected by intellectual property rights held by the sponsors, advertisers, or other entities providing such content to ClimateSafe Villages, fiscally sponsored by Factnet Inc. You are prohibited from modifying, renting, leasing, loaning, selling, distributing, or creating derivative works based on this content for commercial purposes, unless you have received explicit written consent from ClimateSafe Villages or the rightful owners of the content.

Content License From You: ClimateSafe Villages operates solely through independent volunteers; it does not employ any staff. Volunteers retain copyright and any other rights they already possess over Content which they submit, post, or display through our Services. By contributing content to our platform, you grant ClimateSafe Villages, fiscally sponsored by Factnet Inc. a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, and distribute any such content. This license serves solely to enable ClimateSafe Villages to display, distribute, and promote its Services, and can be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

ClimateSafe Villages may share such Content with other companies, organizations, or individuals for the provision of syndicated services and may use such Content in connection with the provision of those services. This includes the necessary technical steps to distribute the Services to our users, such as transmitting or distributing your Content over various public networks and in various media, and making necessary changes to your Content to meet the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services, or media. You, as an independent volunteer, warrant that you hold all the rights, power, and authority necessary to grant the above license for any materials you submit to our website.

Limitation of Liability: ClimateSafe Villages, and its fiscal sponsor Factnet Inc, along with its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors, are not liable for:

  1. Any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages incurred by you, regardless of cause and under any theory of liability. This includes but is not limited to losses of profit (whether direct or indirect), goodwill, business reputation, data, procurement costs for substitute goods or services, or other intangible losses;

  2. Any loss or damage due to reliance on the completeness, accuracy, or existence of any advertising or the result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the services;

  3. Changes made to the services, or for any permanent or temporary cessation in the provision of the services (or any features within the services);

  4. Deletion, corruption, or failure to store any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of our services;

  5. Your failure to provide accurate account information or to keep your password or account details secure and confidential.

The above limitations on ClimateSafe Villages liability apply regardless of whether ClimateSafe Villages has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses.

Other Copyright Issues: Independent individuals who are not agents of ClimateSafe Villages regularly post content on our climate change information distribution hub. These individuals are solely responsible for the materials they post, including any copyright violation issues. In case of a copyright dispute, you must contact the individual who posted the materials directly. ClimateSafe Villages is not liable for any postings made by independent individuals in its comments areas, blogs, and message areas. Volunteers are not considered agents of ClimateSafe Villages.

You are solely responsible for any copyrighted materials you may submit or post on our website

Remember that we act as an information distribution and sharing hub similar to Facebook, Reddit, Google Groups, etc. Accordingly, independent individuals and volunteers post their information and comments on our climate information distribution hub in the blog, discussion, or project management forums, our comments fields, and other areas.

Suppose you submit or post any materials on our website as an independent volunteer. In that case, YOU are responsible for ensuring that these materials do not contain ANY copyrighted materials you do not own! If you post copyrighted materials on our website for which you do not own the copyright, you can and will be held legally and financially responsible for those copyright violations with the lawful copyright owner. 

This means that you agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials ("content"), made available publicly or privately, by you will be provided and under the sole legal responsibility of the person providing the said content, or of the person whose user account is used.

You recognize that independent individuals who are not legal agents ClimateSafe Villages regularly post information, articles, messages, and comments in numerous places on our climate change information distribution hub. If someone has a copyright issue with something you post, those copyright holders will be directed to contact the independent poster or creator of those materials directly.

ClimateSafe Villages is not liable for any postings in its comments areas, blogs, and message area made by independent individuals. ClimateSafe Villages volunteers are not legal agents of ClimateSafe Villages.

About ClimateSafe Villages

During the process in which ClimateSave Villages obtains its initial board of directors and gets its final letter of determination of nonprofit status from the United States Internal Revenue Service, ClimateSafe Villages is being overseen as a separate project wholly within the nonprofit organization Factnet Inc., and its subsidiary Job One for Humanity. However, once ClimateSafe Villages obtains this IRS final determination letter of nonprofit status, it will be legally separated from Factnet Job One for Humanity and Factnet. It will then operate as a distinct nonprofit corporation with its own board of directors. Factnet is a US tax-deductible 30-year-old, IRS-recognized 501c(3), not-for-profit organization.