HotelCO2.com Security Policy

HotelCO2.com takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The following is a summary of the measures HotelCO2.com takes to protect your information and descriptions of ways we implement these measures for different types of information you may provide to us.


HotelCO2.com continues to evaluate and implement enhancements in security technology and practices, however we can only take steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access. Each individual using the Internet can take steps to help protect their information and further minimize the likelihood that a security incident may occur. We describe some of those measures and provide links to information that may be helpful in these pages and within the HotelCO2.com Security Center.


Security Steps We Have Taken

1. Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

HotelCO2.com uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as payment information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time HotelCO2.com asks you for a credit card number on HotelCO2.com for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The information you provide will be stored securely on our servers.


2. Secure Storage

HotelCO2.com maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with industry best practice and applicable regulations to protect personal information about you.


3. Vendors and Partners

HotelCO2.com works with vendors and partners to protect the security and privacy of user information.


4. Employee and Contractor Access to Information

HotelCO2.com limits access to personal information about you to those employees who we reasonably believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.


Reporting incidents

1. To HotelCO2.com

If you believe your HotelCO2.com account has been compromised, please report the incident using our contact form.

If you are a member of the security community and need to report a technical vulnerability, contact: admin@HotelCO2.com.


2. To Law Enforcement

In the event that you believe that your personal safety is at risk or if you believe that you may be the victim of identity theft or other illegal conduct, please contact the appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement agencies directly.



Terms of Service


1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS


HotelCO2.com Inc. ("HotelCO2.com") welcomes you. HotelCO2.com provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.


2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE


HotelCO2.com provides users with access to reports and information after the user has entered data through its properties which may be accessed through any various medium or device now known or hereafter developed (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for HotelCO2.com to provide the Service. You also understand and agree that the Service may include certain communications from HotelCO2.com, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the HotelCO2.com Newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of HotelCO2.com membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new HotelCO2.com properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that HotelCO2.com assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user data, communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service, and that access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.


3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS


In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or HotelCO2.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, HotelCO2.com has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).


4. HOTELCO2.COM PRIVACY POLICY


Registration Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. You understand that through your use of the Service you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by HotelCO2.com and its affiliates.


5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY


You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify HotelCO2.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. HotelCO2.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5.


6. MEMBER CONDUCT


You understand that all information and data ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not HotelCO2.com, are entirely responsible for all Content that you post or otherwise make available via the Service. HotelCO2.com does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will HotelCO2.com be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted or otherwise made available via the Service.


You agree to not use the Service to:

a. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

b. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;


You acknowledge that HotelCO2.com may or may not pre-screen Content, but that HotelCO2.com and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, HotelCO2.com and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. 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 HotelCO2.com may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of HotelCO2.com, its users and the public.


You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.


You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by HotelCO2.com and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.


7. INTERSTATE NATURE OF COMMUNICATIONS ON HOTELCO2.COM NETWORK


When you register with HotelCO2.com, you acknowledge that in using HotelCO2.com services, you will be causing communications to be sent through HotelCO2.com's computer networks, portions of which are in various locations in the United States and portions of which are located abroad. As a result, and also as a result of HotelCO2.com's network architecture and business practices and the nature of electronic communications, even communications that seem to be intrastate in nature can result in the transmission of interstate communications regardless of where you are physically located at the time of transmission. Accordingly, by agreeing to this Terms of Service, you acknowledge that use of the service results in interstate data transmissions.


8. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.


9. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE


HotelCO2.com does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service.


10. CONTRIBUTIONS TO HOTELCO2.COM


By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to HotelCO2.com through its Contact Us webpages or otherwise, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) HotelCO2.com is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) HotelCO2.com shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) HotelCO2.com may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) your Contributions automatically become the property of HotelCO2.com without any obligation of HotelCO2.com to you; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from HotelCO2.com under any circumstances.


11. INDEMNITY


You agree to indemnify and hold HotelCO2.com and affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.


12. NO RESALE OF SERVICE


You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including your HotelCO2.com ID), use of the Service, or access to the Service.


13. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE


You acknowledge that HotelCO2.com may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on HotelCO2.com's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that HotelCO2.com has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that HotelCO2.com reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that HotelCO2.com reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.


14. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE


HotelCO2.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that HotelCO2.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.


15. TERMINATION


You agree that HotelCO2.com may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your HotelCO2.com account and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, (g) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or (h) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the Services. Termination of your HotelCO2.com account includes (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring of further use of the Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in HotelCO2.com's sole discretion and that HotelCO2.com shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Service.


16. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS


Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that HotelCO2.com shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.


17. LINKS


The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because HotelCO2.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that HotelCO2.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that HotelCO2.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.


18. HOTELCO2.COM'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS


You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by HotelCO2.com or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.


HotelCO2.com grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by HotelCO2.com for use in accessing the Service.


19. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES


YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:


a
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. HOTELCO2.COM AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.


b
HOTELCO2.COM AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.


c
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM HOTELCO2.COM OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.


d
A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE: DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.


20. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


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YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT HOTELCO2.COM AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF HOTELCO2.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.


21. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS


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SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 19 AND 20 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


22. NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES


You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.


23. NOTICE


HotelCO2.com may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the TOS, including by but not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message, postings on the Service, or other reasonable means now known or hereinafter developed.


24. TRADEMARK INFORMATION


The HOTELCO2.COM, HotelCO2.com logo, trademarks and service marks and other HotelCO2.com logos and product and service names are trademarks of HotelCO2.com Inc. (the "HotelCO2.com Marks"). Without HotelCO2.com's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the HotelCO2.com Marks.


25. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT


HotelCO2.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. HotelCO2.com may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.


26. GENERAL INFORMATION


Entire Agreement. The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and HotelCO2.com and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and HotelCO2.com with respect to the Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other HotelCO2.com services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.


Choice of Law and Forum. The TOS and the relationship between you and HotelCO2.com shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and HotelCO2.com agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the city of New York, NY.


Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of HotelCO2.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.


No Right of Survivorship and Non-Transferability. You agree that your HotelCO2.com account is non-transferable.


Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.


27. VIOLATIONS


Please report to us any violations of the TOS.


Copyright Notice


All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of HotelCO2.com or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.However, you may download material from The HotelCO2.com on the Web (one machine readable copy and one print copy per page) for your personal, noncommercial use only.
Links to Web sites other than those owned by HotelCO2.com are offered as a service to readers. HotelCO2.com was not involved in their production and is not responsible for their content.


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