The Geological Society of America ("GSA") welcomes you to the GSA Meetings Bulletin Board ("Board"). GSA is providing you access and use of the Board as a no-cost service solely for your convenience in planning your travel and accommodation to the GSA Annual Meeting and all official GSA meetings ("Meetings"). These terms and conditions of use ("Terms") govern your use of the Board.
By clicking on the "Accept" button below, you acknowledge that you have read these Terms, understand them and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to any of the Terms, GSA is unwilling grant you use of the Board, and you should click on the "Cancel" button below. GSA may update or otherwise revise the Terms at any time. The Terms were last revised on: September 21, 2005. The Terms can always be found on the homepage for the Board under "Terms and Conditions of Use."
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Use of the Board
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GSA is not responsible for your use of the Content, and recommends that you use care and diligence in investigating the quality, truthfulness and safety of all Content found on the Board before using the Content. GSA does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You are solely responsible for all correspondence and communication arising from your use of the Board or otherwise involving or using the Content, and you are solely responsible for making all travel arrangements related to the Meetings.
GSA will use reasonable efforts to remove any Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable, but GSA does not guarantee that such Content will not be found on the Board. Under no circumstances will GSA be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, 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, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Board.
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GSA may pre-screen Content, or refuse, revise or move any Content that is available via the Board in its sole discretion. GSA shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable, as determined in GSA's sole discretion. You agree that you 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. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by GSA or submitted to GSA, including without limitation information on the Board.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that GSA may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) enforce the Terms; (b) comply with the law; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GSA, its users and the public.
GSA may modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Board (or any part thereof) at any time with or without notice. GSA shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Board.
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GSA reserves the right to terminate your GSA account for the Board immediately upon written notice to you (including email) for any breach of the Terms.
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