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ForMotherNature operates this Site as a Service and hopes you find it worthwhile.  By accessing and using this Site you agree to the following terms and conditions.  ForMotherNature reserves the right to change the terms in this agreement at any time by amending this page.  At this point, most updates are clarifications.  The last date these Terms of Use were updated is April 27, 2018.

1. Uses of the Site
As a visitor, this Site will help you:

    • find artists who financially support environmental organizations and visit their online stores
    • learn about the environmental organizations supported by these artists and visit those websites 

As an artist, this Site will help you:

    • be part of a community of artists supporting environmental organizations
    • enable potential customers to learn about you and your favorite environmental organization 

As an environmental organization, this Site will help you:

    • bring awareness of your mission to visitors
    • enable them to access your organization’s website to learn more
    • inform visitors about artists supporting you  


2. Ownership of Content and Copyright
The Site and Content are protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws, and belong to ForMotherNature and its contributors.   Artists, photographers, and environmental organizations continue to own the content they submit for use on the Site.  ForMotherNature reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in all other content.  No one may use, alter, copy, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any content obtained from the Site.   Our name and logo belong to the founder of ForMotherNature.com.  ForMotherNature cannot be held responsible or liable for posting images submitted by a user pretending to be the creator or true owner.    Please use the Contact page to notify ForMotherNature of any claims of copyright infringement.

3. Artists and Their Stores
Goods sold in artist stores must be creative efforts of the artist but may involve the use of tools and machines in their creation.  Though ForMotherNature provides information about artists and their stores on the Site, ForMotherNature is not directly involved in the transaction between a customer and artist.  Artists take full responsibility for their goods and financial transactions with their customers.  ForMotherNature expects both parties to act in good faith, but has no control over the actions of either party and cannot be held responsible or liable for the actions of either party.  

4. Artist Pledges and Donations
As an artist, you are making a commitment to ForMotherNature to donate a portion of your proceeds to your designated environmental organization following approval of the organization as a participant.  A pledge should be considered a legal commitment, if you pledge to donate, you must follow through on your pledge.  The pledge is applicable to sales made by the artist by any means, not just sales made to ForMotherNature visitors. 

Some artists donate a percentage of the sale price of every item (not counting tax or shipping costs) and some artists donate based on a subset of their work.  Artists choose the percentage with a minimum of 1% for all items or a minimum of 10% for a subset.  Artists wishing to split their pledge among multiple environmental organizations may do so with a minimum of one percent of total sales proceeds going to each organization.  All artists agree to donate a minimum of $50 annually to their designated environmental nonprofit even if their pledged amount from sales proceeds falls short of $50.  Artists whose donations meet or exceed $50 annually will be automatically renewed for another year.    

As an artist you commit to give the donations based on your pledges directly to your chosen environmental organization on a timely basis, at a minimum annually.  Artists are responsible for providing proof of their donations to ForMotherNature.  Artists authorize ForMotherNature to contact the environmental organization to verify donations.  ForMotherNature cannot guarantee that artists will honor their pledges; but will make an effort to ensure they do.  ForMotherNature will remove artists that do not honor their agreement.  

As an artist, you are obligated to donate the pledged funds to your specified environmental organization from sales proceeds received during the timeframe from the date your information was posted on ForMotherNature up to the date you notify ForMotherNature in writing of your desire to either change your designated environmental organization, change your pledge, or terminate your use of the Site as an artist.    

If an artist is a minor, their parent/guardian may take responsibility for their pledge and donations.  

5. Artist Initial Donation
Artists make an initial donation of at least $35 to their chosen organization to get started.  

6. Environmental Organizations 
ForMotherNature is focused on helping nonprofit environmental organizations whose primary mission helps promote the protection or conservation of wildlife or the places they need to live.  Artists identify environmental organizations to be the recipients of their donations.  Organizations may work locally, nationally, or internationally but they must be based in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia.  If based in the US they must be designated by the IRS as a 501c3 charitable organization.  If based in Canada they must  be registered with the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency.  If based in the UK or Australia, they will be considered individually.   ForMotherNature reserves the right to decline use of the Site to an organization.        

Artist donations are made directly to their chosen environmental organization, no money passes through ForMotherNature.  ForMotherNature cannot guarantee environmental organizations that this site will result in donations to them, though artists who ignore their pledges will be terminated.     

7. Submission of Nature Photography
Images of nature help visitors appreciate the importance of environmental organizations.  ForMotherNature welcomes high quality images of nature for display on the Site.  Photographers retain all rights to their images.  Participating photographers acknowledge that they will not receive financial compensation.  The photographer may include their own credit line on the image; otherwise a photographer credit is provided.  ForMotherNature cannot display all images submitted, but will select those deemed to best represent the wildlife and wild places we are striving to save.  In addition to displaying images on the Site, images may also be displayed on ForMotherNature's Facebook page or other associated social media with credit.    

8. Submission of Information and Content
You represent and warrant that all images you submit to ForMotherNature are yours to submit and all information you submit to ForMotherNature is accurate and truthful. You must keep your information up-to-date and accurate.  

9. Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Links on the Site are provided to artist stores and to environmental organizations as a convenience.  Links to artists, their stores, or environmental organizations, do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by ForMotherNature.  The provider of each link is responsible for providing updated link information as appropriate.  Nonfunctioning links will be removed.  ForMotherNature is not responsible or liable for the availability or content of any such web sites.  If you use the links to third-party sites, you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policy applicable to those web sites.


10. Privacy
ForMotherNature respects the privacy of all users.  Visitors to ForMotherNature remain anonymous and are not required to register or provide personal information to use the site. 

11. Feedback and Idea Submission Policy
We welcome feedback and ideas for improving the Site or Content or concept of ForMotherNature, but we do not provide compensation or credit for them.  Feedback and ideas may be submitted via the Contact page.  We appreciate efforts to improve everyone’s experience. 

12. User Conduct
You agree to only use the Site for lawful purposes and not mislead visitors or ForMotherNature.  You agree not to harm or damage the Site or Content in any way, not to take any action that might compromise the credibility or security of the Site or Content, or render the Site inaccessible to others. 

13. Operations
ForMotherNature reserves the right to change this site in any way, reduce or cease operations and temporarily or permanently shut down the Site at any time for any reason without notice.  ForMotherNature is not responsible for problems caused by hackers of the site. 

14. Rights of Use
ForMotherNature reserves the right to end use or refuse use of the Site by any artist, photographer, or environmental organization.   Any artist, photographer, or environmental organization can end their participation by contacting ForMotherNature.com in writing.

15. Disclaimer of Warranties
ForMotherNature AND ITS FOUNDER PROVIDE THIS SITE AND IT’S SERVICES “AS IS” ON AN “AS AVAILABLE BASIS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT. 

16. Limitation of Liability
When you use ForMotherNature, you accept that any incidental or consequential damages incurred by you, no matter how caused, are not the fault of ForMotherNature or its founder. We cannot be held responsible or liable for any problems, damages, injuries, loss, distress, or expense anyone has for any reason involving this site.  

IN NO EVENT WILL ForMotherNature OR ITS FOUNDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, GENERAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES.  IN STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS, ForMotherNature's LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF ITS FOUNDER IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.00 UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

17. Indemnification 
If ForMotherNature.com or its founder are sued because of something you did, you will be held responsible.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR ON THIS SITE, FOR THE CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, AND FOR YOUR INTERACTION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY THAT RESULTS FROM USE OF THIS SITE.  IF ANYONE BRINGS A CLAIM AGAINST ForMotherNature OR ITS FOUNDER DUE TO YOUR ACTIONS YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD ForMotherNature AND ITS FOUNDER HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COST, AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES, RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BEHAVIOR, USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT, OR ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.

18. Enforcement
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be unenforceable, then that part will be modified to reflect the parties intention; it will not impact any other provision of this Agreement.

19.  One last word
We are acting in good faith, trying to save our one and only planet.  We expect everyone using this Site to do so as well.  Please enjoy ForMotherNature.  If you are an artist or photographer who would like to join us, contact Cathy, founder of ForMotherNature.com.

 

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