IGS Terms and Conditions
Welcome to our website – we hope you enjoy using it and that you find what you are looking for.
This website is operated by the International Geosynthetics Society, registered in the USA as a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation, whose registered office is at 9225 Bee Caves Rd, Building B, Suite 206, Austin, TX 78733.
We operate this website for the purpose of promoting our activities and supporting our membership.
From time to time we may modify the conditions without prior notice, so please continue to review them periodically. If at any time you do not wish to accept these conditions, then you may not use this website.
The information contained and accessed on this website is intended to offer you general information about the International Geosynthetics Society and affiliated educational, research, and resource-widening opportunities and information for the civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering communities. Whilst we seek to enhance knowledge and encourage progress in scientific and engineering endeavors, we cannot guarantee or give any warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any information or material appearing on the website.
We have no responsibility for content provided by third parties, nor obligation to verify or edit such content. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any third party details and you acknowledge that any reliance on such information will be at your own risk.
General Copyright Notice
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. IGS’s original content and that owned by contributors to the website are protected under international copyright and trademark laws. We require users to comply with all relevant local, federal, and international laws, including copyright laws.
Where an author places further restrictions on their material, you must honor those restrictions regardless of whether such restrictions are described on this website.
IGS grants permission to display and download materials on this website, provided that the use of such materials is solely for personal and informational use and will not be used for commercial gain, and provided that you do not alter the content or any trademark, logo, copyright, author’s name, or affiliation. By using any of this material, you assume all risks of copyright infringement and related liability.
This website and its content are provided “as is”, excluding warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. We accept no liability for functions contained on the website and make no warranty that the website will operate uninterrupted or error-free or that any defect will be corrected. We do not warrant that the website is compatible with your computer equipment or that the website or its server is free of errors, viruses, worms or “Trojan horses” and we shall not be liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features.
Limitation of Liability
You acknowledge that your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
Except for liability that we cannot by law restrict or exclude, we shall have no liability to you or any third party for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of profits, or any other damages of any kind whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.
Local Laws and Regulations
This website is not directed at persons in a jurisdiction where for any reason the website’s publication or availability is prohibited and any person for whom such a prohibition applies must not access the website. Those who access the website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations.
IGS encourages website users, newsletter subscribers, and social media followers to seek additional information in other forums as a matter of educational enrichment and community. In support of this, we frequently suggest links to other websites. Suggested external links imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, external content.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the US courts shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes arising out of or under it.