Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern your use of the TRC website and any services contained within the website. By using the TRC website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

1.0 Copyrighted information

The pages on the TRC website may contain other proprietary notices or copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. All information, text, articles, data, images, or other works of authorship (hereinafter "Works") contained on any page of TRC's website are copyrighted by the Thermostat Recycling Corporation or a third-party (the "Copyright Holder"). Title to copyright in these Works remains with the Copyright Holder at all times.

1.1 Your use of Copyrighted Works

You may only use, download, or copy the Works found on TRC's website in compliance with these terms and conditions. Except as provided herein, any reproduction, distribution, or retransmission of any information contained on this site without the prior written consent of TRC is prohibited.

Permission to download and copy any Works on TRC's website is granted, provided that:

Any permitted copies of the Works must retain the copyright notice, and any other proprietary notices contained in such Works. You must indicate that the Work was copied with permission of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation.

You may not edit, modify, or make use of the Works without the express, prior written consent of TRC.

You may not use any content contained in the Works in any manner that may give false or misleading impression or statement as to TRC, the Copyright Holder, or any third party referenced in any Work, or which falsely disparages any product made by any company, whether or not they are a member of TRC.

You may not republish, display, or distribute copyrighted Works without the express written consent of TRC.

Nothing on TRC's website shall be construed as conferring any license under any Copyright Holder's property rights, either expressly or impliedly.

TRC may modify the foregoing terms at any time, and TRC may revoke any of the foregoing rights as well as any use or access authorizations granted to users of this site at any time.

1.2 Hyperlinking and Logo usage:

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation encourages its members to hyperlink to the TRC website and to display the TRC Member logo, using these guidelines. To obtain a copy of the TRC Member logo, email the TRC at trc@thermostat-recycle.org or visit TRC members only page on this site. Only TRC members are authorized to display the TRC Member logo.

1.3 You may only use the text and images provided by TRC in the manner and locations specified by TRC, and must update all images and text within 7 days after receipt of notice of any changes. TRC may modify images and text at any time.

1.4 TRC Members may establish hyperlink(s) to any portion of the TRC website. TRC makes no guarantees that the content or URL will remain the same for any page on its website. Please monitor your links to ensure their operation.

1.5 TRC may provide hyperlinks to Member websites, and will make every effort to ensure, though it makes no guarantee, that the links are valid. Please report any broken, missing, or invalid links to the TRC.

1.6 If a TRC member company drops its membership for any reason, the TRC logo and name, and hyperlinks, should be removed from the company website, promotional literature, and other items it may have appeared upon, within seventy-two hours of membership termination.

1.7 TRC reserves the right to terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time. If TRC terminates this Agreement, you shall remove any and all links to the TRC website within twenty-four hours of receipt of notice from TRC.

2.0 Hyperlinking and Logo usage: Non-Members (including associations, governmental agencies or units, educational institutions, etc.)

2.1 The Thermostat Recycling Corporation encourages its participating collection sites to hyperlink to the TRC website and to display the TRC logo, using these guidelines.

2.2 You may establish hyperlink(s) to any portion of the TRC website. TRC makes no guarantee that the content or URL will remain the same for any page on its website. Please monitor your links to ensure their operation.

2.3 You shall not state or imply in any way (including placement of the TRC name or identifier, or by the imposition of any frames, browser windows or third party content) that TRC has endorsed, tested, or certified your company, products, services or website(s).

2.4 TRC may provide hyperlinks to non-member websites, and will make every effort to ensure, though it makes no guarantee, that the links are valid. Please report any broken, missing, or invalid links to trc@thermostat-recycle.org.

2.5 TRC reserves the right to terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time. If TRC terminates this Agreement, you shall remove any and all links to the TRC website within twenty-four hours of receipt of notice from TRC.

2.6 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold TRC, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from and against any claims, demands, damages, causes of action, loss or judgments arising from your breach of this agreement or your hyperlink to TRC's website. You expressly agree that the use of TRC's materials, Marks and website is at your sole risk. TRC does not warrant that its service will be uninterrupted or error free, TRC provides this access "as is" without warranty of any kind. TRC disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited, to the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will TRC be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages including, but not limited to, loss of profit, loss of data, loss of business or other loss arising out of or resulting from this agreement or the use of any of the materials or Marks under this agreement or access to any of the services described in this agreement even if TRC has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall apply regardless of the negligence of TRC and regardless of whether such liability is found in contracts, negligence, tort or any theory or liability.

3.0 Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability

3.1 Disclaimer of Warranties

The contents of TRC's website, including the works, are provided "as is," and TRC makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to its website or its content. TRC claims all representations and warranties, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title and non-infringement.

3.2 Disclaimer of Accuracy

TRC does not represent or warrant that information accessible via the TRC website is accurate, complete or current. The TRC website could contain typographical errors or technical difficulties. TRC reserves the right to add to, change or delete its content or any part thereof without notice. Additionally the TRC website may contain information provided by third parties. TRC makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information provided by third parties.

3.3 Limitation on TRC's Liability

Neither TRC, nor its members, officers, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the TRC website, the works, even if advised of the possibility thereof. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including without limitation, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. You have sole responsibility for the use of the information on TRC's website and for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connections with TRC's website, and you will not make any claim against TRC for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from your use of the website and the works.

3.4 Limitation on Liability of Copyright Holders

Copyright holders will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of any use of the TRC website and the works or performance or implementation of the contents or the works.

4.0 Links to Third Party Sites

Other websites that can be accessed by you via TRC's website are not under the control of TRC. TRC is not responsible for the contents of any website linked to the TRC website or any remote link accessible from such website. Linkage to other sites from the TRC website is provided solely as a convenience to the users of the TRC website, and the linkage does not constitute, expressly or impliedly, an endorsement by TRC of any linked website or the products or services of that organization or person.

5.0 User Responsibility and Input

In utilizing the TRC website, any communication, material or comments received by TRC with respect to the contents of the TRC website by a user of the website shall be treated as public, non-confidential information, and TRC shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and TRC shall be free to use, disclose, or distribute such information to third parties without limitation. TRC shall have no obligation to compensate the person or organization who transmitted such information for the use of such information by TRC or any third party.

5.1 The disclosure of personal information is covered in TRC's Privacy Policy.

5.2 The User agrees that it will not use TRC's website, for any illegal or wrongful purpose. While not intended to be exhaustive, the following is a list of uses of TRC's website which are prohibited:

5.2.1 Any expression of animus, bias, cursing, name-calling against individuals or groups, offensive material such as obscenity, vulgarity, or profanity, jokes, sarcasm or other non-business-like or offensive communications. Communications which are considered offensive include, but are not limited to, any messages which contain sexual implications (including pornography), racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or comments that offensively address someone's age, gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, national/ethnic origin or disability.

5.2.2 Harassment of any sort, including but not limited to sexual or gender-based harassment, racial harassment, religious harassment, and the like, and harassment which is intended to cause emotional distress.

5.2.3 Personal commercial activities, religious causes, personal charitable solicitations, personal political activity, support for outside organizations which are not related to the direct conduct of TRC's business.

5.2.4 The knowing, reckless, or negligent dissemination of false information of any kind which could tend to injure any firm, entity or person, or any product made by them, even if that information is originally published by someone else.

5.2.5 Any illegal activity such as, and without limiting the generality of the prohibition, violations of antitrust laws, export administration laws, securities laws, copyright, patent, or trademark laws, or civil rights laws.

6.0 TRC reserves the right to delete or change any information transmitted to or from the TRC website which violates these terms and conditions of use.

7.0 TRC reserves the right to change, modify, add or delete materials from its website without notice.