Terms of Use

Welcome to Green-Buildings.com!

By using this Web Site, you agree to the following terms of use. Green-Buildings.com is owned by Green Buildings Online, Inc. The following Terms of Use constitutes an agreement between Green Buildings Online, Inc. (“Green-Buildings.com” and/or the “Company”) and you, the user.

We may change these terms from time to time. You will always be able to view the most current version by clicking on a link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Scope of These Terms

These terms of use apply to your use of the Green-Buildings.com Web Site. The Company may have other Web Sites that are covered by different terms of use. The terms of use for each of our Web Sites are available on the home page of that Web Site. When you leave one of our Web Sites and go to another Web Site (whether controlled by us or by a third party), different terms may apply.

When we refer to ourselves as “we”, “us”, the “Company” or “Green-Buildings.com”, we mean Green Buildings Online, Inc., including any subsidiaries we may control (for example, a subsidiary we own). Reference to “Web Site” means our internet website, Green-Buildings.com.

By “you”, “your” or “yours” we mean any person or entity who might view, use, read, post to or interact with Green-Buildings.com, or otherwise navigate to our domain.

Refund Policy

If you are not completely satisfied with any online product, with the exception of LEED Professional Project Experience, you may request a full refund of the product purchase price, full credit, or exchange of your choice. We give you 15 days from your purchase date. Refunds will not be given when products are used repeatedly with the intent of getting free use of products during the 15 day period. This exception exists for those few people who try to abuse our refund policy.

For LEED Professional Project Experience, any requests for class refunds must be received before the 2nd session begins.

GreenStep guarantees that participants will have their applications approved by GBCI.org.

To request a refund, please contact us.

Green-Buildings.com is a reseller of live training classes, such as LEED Green Associate 1 or 2 day in-person training classes. Customers may cancel their order up to two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled class for a full refund. However, any classes canceled within two (2) weeks of the class scheduled date must be rescheduled and are non-refundable. Re-enrollments after missed classes are subject to a $150.00 fee.

Our Information

We include information on Green-Buildings.com which includes articles, references, tools, comments, questions, continuing education, service provider information and advertising (collectively the “Information”). We hope you find the Information helpful, however the Companies will not be held liable for any unintentional errors or omissions that may be found and such Information is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own judgment.

We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on Green-Buildings.com. However, we don’t offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our Web Sites or the information provided in and/or on them. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It is your job to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide. We encourage you to confirm the information contained on our Web Site with other sources before undertaking any action based on it. The use of the Web Site is at your own risk and the Web Site and the content are provided on as “AS IS” basis.

Some information on our Web Site comes from you or from other users. We’re not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, we are not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information on our Web Site.

Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we don’t assume any responsibility for any Web Sites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from our site.

We welcome your feedback on Green-Buildings.com, however we do not guaranty that feedback provided by readers will be published. You can use the feedback link on our home page to send us comments and criticisms, but if for some reason you are dissatisfied with our response or with the contents of Green-Buildings.com, your only remedy is to stop using the Web Site.

Our Relationship with You

If you have requested information from us, asked for advice, contacted us via email, purchased products or services, requested free information, downloaded files, or inquired about our products and/or services, we may send you additional information that may be relevant to your inquiry. If you do not wish to receive such messages, you may opt out, at any time, by unsubscribing, or by contacting us directly here.

Ownership of Green-Buildings.com

We or our partners own the information on Green-Buildings.com. In fact, the entire contents and design of Green-Buildings.com are protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. You may look at our Web Site online, download individual articles to your personal or handheld computer for later reading, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself, your family, or friends. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all our other rights. Among other things, this means you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, put it on your own Web Site, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.

With certain exceptions, We own the names we use for our products and services on Green-Buildings.com™, and these names are protected by trademark laws in the U.S. and internationally. An ® following a name on our site indicates that the trademark has been registered in the United States. All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

If your activities are noncommercial, you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval.

The names of other companies, products and services are the property of their respective owners.

You may not use Green-Buildings.com’s trademarks in any of the following ways:
• In a non- Green-Buildings.com product name or publication title.
• Within or as part of your own trademarks.
• To identify non- Green-Buildings.com products or services.
• In a manner which will likely cause confusion.
• In a manner that implies that Green-Buildings.com sponsors, endorses or is otherwise connected with your own activities, products, or services.
• In a manner that disparages Green-Buildings.com.

Third Party Trademarks

All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, LEED AP, LEED AP+, LEED Green Associate, LEED AP Fellow and USGBC are registered trademarks of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®) does not publish Green-Buildings.com and does not participate in the development or administration of Green-Buildings.com content. The USGBC does not endorse Green-Buildings.com.

GBCI is a registered trademark of the Green Building Certification Institute. Green-Buildings.com is not affiliated, approved or endorsed by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Linking to Us
Usually, we don’t mind if you have a simple link from your Web Site to ours. However, you must first request permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users. You aren’t allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way may have a negative or adverse impact on our reputation.

Information that You Put on Our Web Site
When you place materials or information on our Web Site that are available publicly, you give us an irrevocable, perpetual license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display that information. For example, we have the right to display a comment that you post on one of our discussion boards for as long as we want. We will consider requests to remove information that you make publicly available on our Web Sites on an individual basis (contact us through the form provided on our Contact Us page).

For information and materials you place on our Web Sites that is not publicly available, please see our privacy policy for an explanation of how we use that information and your rights to change or delete it. We provide the link for our privacy policy later in this document.

We ask that you not post any messages with misleading, false, or inappropriate language or statements. We reserve the right to remove any offensive or fraudulent content at any time without your consent.

Member Conduct

If you use a Green-Buildings.com service, such as email, bulletin board or community (a “Member Service”), all communications, information, data, text, music, sound, graphics, messages and other material (the “Content”) are your responsibility and you are responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit, email or otherwise distribute via the Member Service.

Green-Buildings.com and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of the Content posted via the Member Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Member Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive or objectionable. In no event will Green-Buildings.com be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content uploaded, posted, transmitted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Member Service. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Member Service, you agree to not use the Member Service to:
1. Violate applicable local, state, national, or international laws;
2. Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute any Content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
3. Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute any Content that is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Green-Buildings.com in its sole discretion;
4. Harm minors in any way;
5. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
6. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Member Service;
7. Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute chain letters, pyramid schemes, unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or spam;
8. Impersonate another person or stalk or otherwise harass another person;
9. Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware;
10. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;
11. Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments
12. Interfere with or disrupt the Member Service or computers, networks or other hardware connected to the Member Service, or disregard any requirements or policies of networks connected to the Member Service;
13. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Member Service, or which, in the judgment of Green-Buildings.com, exposes Green-Buildings.com or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

Green-Buildings.com may (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
1. Record or pre-screen the dialogue in public chat rooms, if any.
2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the Content.
3. Remove Content which is abusive, objectionable, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms of Use.
4. Terminate your access to any or all Member Services upon any breach of these Terms of Use.

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. You acknowledge, consent and agree that Green-Buildings.com may investigate your use of the Member Service in order to determine whether a violation of the Terms of Use has occurred or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, governmental request or legal process.

Laws that govern this agreement
Green-Buildings.com offices are within the state of Connecticut in the United States of America. The Web Sites can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country able to access the Web Sites may differ, by accessing the Web Sites both you and Green-Buildings.com agree that the statutes and laws of the state of Connecticut, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our Web Sites.

Green-Buildings.com makes no representation that materials on these Web Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access these sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Green-Buildings.com is intended for United States physicians only.

Acceptance Procedure

By accessing materials on our Web Site or registering you agree with all the terms and conditions of this agreement.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, and with no notification to you, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of our Web Sites constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions..


If you choose not to comply with the terms herein, we have the right to suspend or eliminate your account, and remove any information you have placed on our site. We may also take any legal action we think is appropriate. If your violation of this agreement causes harm to others, you agree to hold Green-Buildings.com harmless against any liability for that harm. If there is any dispute between us concerning this agreement our your use of our Web Site, we both agree to submit the dispute to non-binding mediation, followed by binding arbitration. Both the mediation and the arbitration will be governed under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and the venue for the arbitration will be Connecticut.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Green-Buildings.com, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting Green-Buildings.com’s copyright agent through the Contact Us form on the Contact Us Page and providing the following information:

1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Green-Buildings.com maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Web Site, these Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and Green Buildings Online, Inc. with respect to the use of the Web Site, the Member Services and Content.

Questions or Concerns about Our Terms of Use
For questions or concerns about these terms of use, please send an email to us through our Contact Us page.

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