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, reuse or reproduce content that belongs to someone else, you will need written permission from that third party owner. If the content is not owned by a third party, 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 or use the information commercially, then we need to talk. Contact us at for details.

Images, trademarks, service marks, logos and other such marks, of course, may not be used or reproduced without our written permission or the written permission of the third party owner of the image, trademark, service mark, logo or other mark. Contact us at 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 under the fiscal sponsorship of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (“Enterprise”). The Network provides expertise on challenges that cities are addressing. The Network’s 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 Enterprise, its affiliates and supporting organizations may be referred to as “we”, “us”, and “our”, and users of the Site (“Visitors” or each, a “Visitor”) may be referred to as “you” and “your”.

Use of National Resource Network Website
You agree that your use of this Site and sub domains will be governed by these Terms of Use. 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.

The Network, through Enterprise, owns the copyright of this Site and all documents, copy, images, trademarks, service marks, logos and other marks on this Site (“Network Content”) except the documents, copy, images, trademarks, service marks, logos or other marks copyrighted or owned by a third party (“Third Party Content”, together with the Network Content, the “Content”), with such Third Party Content licensed to Enterprise by such Third Party Content provider. “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. Visitors are prohibited from using any Content in any manner not specifically permitted by these Terms of Use without specific written permission as provided in these Terms of Use.

For documents, copy, and other resources owned by us, are allowed to reprint, use and modify such items so long as (1) the reprints or adapted works are not otherwise prohibited to be used without permission under these Terms of Use; (2) they list the Network as their source; and (3) they include copyright information as indicated on the Site, the document or other resource itself. For Third Party Content, you should not construe the Site as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Third Party Content without the written permission of the Third Party Content provider, unless the Third Party Content provider has explicitly given such permission along with the copyright information on the document or other resource itself.

The images of people or places displayed on this Site are either the property of, or licensed to, Enterprise. They may not be used without written permission from us or the applicable third party owner of such images.

All trademarks, service marks, logos or other marks may not be used without the written permission of us or the applicable third party owner of such marks and logos.

Commercial use of any content on this Site is strictly prohibited, unless prior written permission is received from us or the Third Party Content owner. Commercial use is any use for which a party other than the rightful copyright holder receives payment; 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.

For any uses requiring written permission within these Terms of Use – such as use of any image, commercial use of any document, or use of any trademark, service mark, logo or other mark – If the request is for Third Party Content, the Network can direct you to the appropriate third party.

Visitor Posting Information and Linking to Websites
Any resource allowing a Visitor to link to or post information is 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, you promise 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, you grant 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. You also grant us the right to use the name that is submitted by you in connection with such content.

You represent and warrant ownership or otherwise controls all of the rights to content posted; its accuracy; that use of the content supplied does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us and our employees, officers, trustees and agents, for all claims resulting from content that you supply.

We have the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for your information or any content posted by any third party. “Your information” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through the Site.

Links to Web pages and Websites
The Site contains links within the 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. You 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. You understand if you use a link to a third party website, you 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.

Enterprise will license its textual, Infographic, and Live Online video content under the terms of CC BY-ND 4.0, so long as you (1) submit a notice as outlined in the Website Content Usage Notification section of the Privacy Policy, at least 10 business days before your actual use of such desired content; and (2) covenant that you will not use the content in any way that is not disclosed in this notice. You may not gain profits from merely reproducing, redistributing, repackaging, or recompiling such materials, or from reproducing, redistributing, repackaging, or recompiling such materials as part of your product or service. “Infographic” content means two-dimensional geometric graphics and diagrams that convey symbolic representation of information, statistics, and data; it does not include aesthetic or realistic drawings or pictures, or any other kind of pictorial or photographic material.

Notwithstanding what the terms under CC BY-ND 4.0 and this TOU may state, Enterprise reserves the right to reject, at its sole discretion, the usage, or a part of the usage, which you have disclosed in the Content Usage Notice Form or which you have already put into use. If Enterprise does reject certain usage, upon receiving notice from Enterprise, you must stop the rejected usage immediately, and may not engage in such rejected usage in the future without Enterprise’s written consent.

For the avoidance of doubt, in no way may this TOU or CC BY-ND 4.0 be interpreted to allow you to change the substance of our content, modify it in any material way, or produce any kind of derivative work.

Notwithstanding what the terms under CC BY-ND 4.0 and this TOU may state, certain materials on the Site are not available under CC BY-ND 4.0 license. These materials include, but are not limited to: (1) Enterprise’s trademark and tradedress; (2) the source code of this Site; (3) all data stored in Enterprise’s online portals and communities; (4) software; (5) all drawn, graphic, pictorial, photographic, and diagrammatic content, except Infographic content as defined above; (6) all audio, video, and audiovisual content, except the Live Online videos produced by us; and (7) Services and other content identified as unavailable material by Enterprise. You will need to acquire written consent from Enterprise or the Third Party Content provider before using such abovementioned content, if you intend to use any of such content, or any content other than textual, Infographic, and Live Online materials, please contact us. If you intend to use, in any manner, any other content, which is not specifically permitted under this TOU, you need to contact us for written consent before using the content.

Intellectual Property Rights and Trademark
We maintain all rights, title and interest in and to all our respective copyrights, Marks, domain names, software applications, trade secrets, and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”). Nevertheless, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual right to (a) collect, use, copy, store, transmit, modify and create derivative works of Your Information, in each case solely to the extent necessary to provide the Services to you and enhance your experience. “Your Information” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through our Service.

The rights granted to You to use this Site and any Services on this Site under the TOU do not convey any additional rights in the Services, or in any associated Intellectual Property Rights. Subject only to limited rights to access and use the Services as expressly permitted herein, all rights, title and interest in and to Services and other components of or used to provide Services, including all related Intellectual Property Rights, will belong exclusively to Enterprise.

Enterprise product names, service names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, and scripts and other trademarks, service marks or trade dress (together “Marks”) indicated on the Site are our marks.

All other trademarks or service marks not owned by us that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.

You may not use our Marks in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits or in connection with any product or service that is not authorized by us.

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 this Site. 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.

You will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any loss of data or profit, cost, liability or damages, including attorneys’ fees, for which we become liable arising from or relating to any claim relating to your use of this Site or its Content, including but not limited to any claim brought by a third party alleging that your use in breach of these Terms of Use, infringes or misappropriates the rights of a third party or violates applicable law.

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
These Terms of Use and 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. You 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 you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You 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 these Terms of Use 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 these Terms of Use, 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 these Terms of Use will not be affected thereby.

We reserve the right to modify the terms of these Terms of Use at any time in its discretion. The terms of these Terms of Use in effect at the time of a Visitor’s use of this Site will be the operative terms governing the Visitor’s use of this Site.

May 2019