National Resource Network's Terms of Use

Briefly stated

Our website and all of its components are intended to provide information to support cities in addressing their challenges.

We want this information to help create safe, sustainable, affordable communities, but some of these resources belong to other organizations. If you want to share or reuse copy that belongs to someone else, you will need to contact that copyright owner to get permission. If the information belongs to the National Resource Network, we encourage you to share it freely, but please cite the Network as the source. "Freely" is the key term though. If you intend to earn a profit, then we need to talk. Contact us for details.

Our logo and all related marks, of course, may not be used or reproduced without our express permission. Contact us for permission.

If you're posting comments or information, please make sure they are respectful, appropriate and accurate. If we deem they are otherwise, we will remove the content. Finally, if we link to a web page or website, it is for information only and not an endorsement.

The full legal version

The National Resource Network ("Network") is a consortium of national nonprofit and for profit organizations that provide expertise on challenges that cities are addressing. Our organizations offer a variety of services related to technical assistance, capacity building, peer network opportunities, and subject matter expertise available on our website.  Throughout the Terms of Use, the Network and its affiliates and supporting organizations may be referred to as “we”, “us”, and “our”.

Use of National Resource Network Websites
You (a " Visitor") agree that your use of this website (the "Site") and sub domains will be governed by the following Conditions of Use Agreement (the "Agreement"). The purpose of this Site is to provide information on the work of the Network and the field of providing assistance to cities. Throughout this Site, the business and products of the Network and its charitable and non-charitable organizations are presented.

This Site in no way should be construed as rendering any legal, accounting or any other project specific advice.

Network resources and tools are copyrighted by the Network or a Third Party Content provider. You are allowed to reprint documents so long as the reprints are not used commercially and as long as they include copyright information and list the Network as their source. All documents copyrighted by the Network may be used or modified by an individual or a nonprofit organization for non-commercial use, as long as the adapted work clearly states it is from a work copyrighted by the Network. Documents copyrighted by Third Party Content providers may not be modified or adapted unless the Third Party Content provider has given specific permission along with the copyright information on the document itself or unless the Visitor obtains specific permission from the third party copyright holder. For commercial use of any document, contact the Network at

Visitor Posting Information and Linking to Websites
Any resources allowing Visitors to link to or post information are available for use so long as the content in the posting or linked website (1) is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and (2) does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."

As a condition to linking to the Site or posting information, a Visitor promises not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a comment or other content. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to remove or edit content not in compliance.

Unless indicated otherwise, the Visitor grants us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. The Visitor also grants us the right to use the name that is submitted by Visitor in connection with such content.

The Visitor represents and warrants ownership or otherwise controls all of the rights to content posted; its accuracy; that use of the content supplied does not violate this Agreement and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that the Visitor will indemnify us and our employees, officers, trustees and agents, for all claims resulting from content that the Visitor supplies.

We have the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. We take no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by the Visitor or any third party.

Links to Web pages and Websites
The Site contains links within our Site and to third party websites we believe may be instructional for Visitors. Links or any references to other pages and sites do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by us. Visitors understand that when a link is provided, we do not control, endorse, approve, or certify the content or warrant the offerings of those addresses. Nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services or content of all these and any other third parties. Visitors understand if they use a link to a third party website, they are no longer on our Site and subject to our policies. Any user of third party websites should carefully review those sites' privacy statements and other conditions of use.

Further, we, our employees, officers, trustees and agents and Third Party Content providers assume no responsibility for, and expressly disclaim any liability resulting from the use of any information obtained at any linked third party websites. This includes, but is not limited to, any claims that may arise relating to: (1) content containing errors or omissions; (2) the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions; (3) the potentially defamatory nature of any statements; (4) the implication of copyright and/or other intellectual property rights; and (5) the violation of property, privacy and/or personal rights of others.

Copyright Notice
Copyright of all content on this Site is owned by us or by a Third Party Content provider who has given permission to post their content. Content includes, but is not limited to all text, graphics, button icons, images, documents, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, software, third party content and resources.

Commercial use of any content on the Site is strictly prohibited, unless prior written permission is received from the copyright owner. Commercial use is any use for which a party other than the rightful copyright holder receives payment for content; including, but not limited to, the outright sale of the Site’s content, repackaging the Site’s Content in another medium for profit, use of the Site’s content as part of a training seminar for profit, and the adaptation of the Site’s content for use as a paid consultant. The images of people or places displayed on these sites are either the property of or licensed to the Network. The unauthorized use of these images is prohibited.

Visitors are prohibited from using any content in any manner not specifically permitted by this Agreement or without specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. For uses not granted here, or for more information on using content not owned by us ("Third Party Content"), Visitors should request reprint information in the subject line and contact

Unless expressly provided in this Agreement, Visitors should not construe these sites as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any copyrighted content on the sites without the written permission of Enterprise or any Third Party Content provider that may own copyrighted content on the site.

Disclaimer of Warranties Limitations of Liability and Indemnification
This Site is provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. We, our employees, officers, trustees, and agents and Third Party Content providers assume no responsibility for, and expressly disclaim any liability resulting from, the use of any material contained on this Site.

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the operation of this Site or the information, content, materials, or products included on these sites. The use of this Site is at the Visitor's sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that this Site, its servers, or email sent from us are free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

If a Visitor uses any of our Information Resources or Tools to the detriment of another and we are thereafter sued, the Visitor shall indemnify us for any costs, including attorneys fees, we incur to defend ourself.

Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Choice of Law; Forum Selection
All applicable policies governing this website are construed and enforced in accordance with and shall be governed by, the laws of the State of Maryland, exclusive of its conflicts of law rules and federal law. Visitors agree that any suit, action or proceeding instituted with respect to any actions resulting from the use of this Site shall be brought in any state or federal court located in the State of Maryland and Visitors consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. Visitors irrevocably waive any objection to, and any right of immunity from, the jurisdiction of such courts or the execution of judgments resulting there from, on the grounds of venue or the convenience of the forum.

If any term in this Agreement is held to be inconsistent with any present or future law, ruling, rule or regulation of any court or authority having jurisdiction over the subject matter of this Agreement, such provision will be deemed to be rescinded or modified to the minimum extent necessary to comply with such law, ruling, rule or regulation, and the remainder of this Agreement will not be affected thereby.

We reserve the right to modify the terms of this Agreement at any time in its discretion. The terms of the Agreement in effect at the time of the Visitors’ use will be the operative terms governing the Visitor's use of this Site.

April 2014