--TERMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDUCT
This is the Internet site of Bloodlines of Salem. Our postal address is Post Office Box 521721, Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1721. Our electronic-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to BloodlinesOfSalem.org, a web site which is owned and operated by Bloodlines of Salem, a division of David Nelson Communications. In this document, the words "our," "us" and "we" mean Bloodlines of Salem. By using our web site, you agree to the conditions that are published here. If you disagree with any of the conditions, don't use our site. The English-language version of these conditions govern your relationship with us. The conditions constitute the whole legal agreement between you and us, and completely replace any prior agreements between you and us in relation to our site. We reserve the right to change these conditions at any time, so please check for changes when you use our site. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these conditions means that you accept the changes. You may contact us at the above address.
COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS
Everything which is published at BloodlinesOfSalem.org (including text, images, databases, trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features), hereinafter called "content," as part of this service or its features is done so to advance the understanding of matters which are believed to be important to descendants and relatives of Salem Witch Trials participants, and our families and friends. All content is our copyrighted property, 2007-8. The words and phrases "Bloodlines of Salem," "BloodlinesOfSalem.org," "SalemANA" and "Salemology," and their derivative graphic designs and logos are our trademarked property. We reserve all rights of our copyrights and trademarks in the United States and other nations. All content is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the information for educational purposes. Some content might be protected by copyright, and the use of the content might not be specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We believe that this use constitutes a fair use of this information as provided by international treaties, and federal and state intellectual-property laws. Some content which is about certain public figures is in the public domain, has been published by the figures themselves or others, and its accuracy is, therefore, not guaranteed. Some content is part of the public record and often, but not always, available from government or commercial sources. Our use of copyright protection for this content is intended to govern its enhancement for Internet presentation as well as its inclusion in our web site. If you wish to use public records appearing on our site, you don't need permission from us, but you might prefer to obtain such content directly from its original sources.
LICENSES AND RESTRICTIONS
We give only a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, noncommercial, nonexclusive and nontransferable license to view, search, download, store and print the content that is published by us at BloodlinesOfSalem.org. The license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the content, in the manner permitted by 1) the conditions, and 2) the applicable laws, regulations, or generally accepted practices or guidelines in its relevant jurisdictions.
The information that we publish on BloodlinesOfSalem.org includes hypertext links or pointers to information and services at web sites which weren't published and aren't maintained by us. We published the links for your information and convenience because we considered them to be useful and inclusive at the time that we published them. If you select a link, you will be leaving our web site and won't be subject to our policies until you return. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using our site, contact us at the above addresses. We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. If access to a site should be restricted, however, the site operator should contact us at the above addresses.
We are committed to providing access to all users, disabled or not, seeking information on BloodlinesOfSalem.org. If you are an individual using assistive technology (such as a screen reader or a Braille reader) and experience difficulty accessing information on our web site, contact us at the above addresses and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will attempt to provide the information you're seeking.
We are committed to protecting your privacy when you use BloodlinesOfSalem.org.
We collect two types of user information, 1) anonymous information that our Internet-service provider collects automatically from all users of our web site; and 2) personal information including your electronic-mail address that you give to us when you communicate with us by email message and participate in voluntary activities including survey information at our site. Our ISP collects and aggregates your anonymous information for our site including anonymous statistics such as the number of visits to each site page. Our site collects your personal information only with your knowledge and permission when you participate in voluntary activities at our site. This information must always be accurate, correct and up-to-date.
We use your anonymous information to determine which sections of our site are most visited so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different pages and continue to improve the site. We don't link any anonymous information with personal information you may provide to us. We use your personal information to fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the information. If you do not want to receive messages from us, contact us at the above addresses. We may use this information for new, unanticipated purposes which might not be disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information use changes, we will notify you about the changes by publishing an email message to you and posting a notice at our site before we use your information for new purposes, and provide you with a way to opt out of the changes. We will use for such new purposes only the information that is collected after the changes are published. If you don't want your information being used for purposes other than those for which it was collected, contact us at the above addresses.
We don't direct our web site at children who are younger than 13 years of age. We ask for age-identifying information from users who subscribe to our forum-subscription service. We respect the privacy of children, and don't collect more personal information about them than is reasonably necessary to enable them to use our site. We don't share this information with anyone other than third parties who provide support for the internal operations of our site and our agents (e.g., contractors who provide fulfillment services or technical support to our site). All third parties with whom we share information have agreed to maintain security and integrity of personal information Parents may consent to the collection and use without necessarily consenting to the disclosure of personal information to third parties. We will provide parents with access to all information which we maintain about their child(ren). If the parents want to access, correct, prevent further use of or delete the information, contact us at the above addresses.
We don't share, trade, rent or sell your information, or our list of forum subscribers with ad-server or other groups.
We have appropriate security measures in place at our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information at our web site.
We will provide you with access to all information which we maintain about you. If you want to access, correct, prevent further use or delete the information, contact us at the above addresses.
You may link to the main page of BloodlinesOfSalem.org as long as the link doesn't cast us in a false or misleading manner. We prefer advance notice of such linking by contacting us at the above addresses. You may not frame the content of our site, or use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates our name without our written permission.
REVISION AND TERMINATION
We reserve the right to revise or terminate BloodlinesOfSalem.org and these conditions at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the conditions, for your violation of any of their provisions. The Limitation of Liability, and Jurisdiction and Governing Law sections of the conditions survive any such termination.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We aren't liable for any special or consequential claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies at BloodlinesOfSalem.org, or resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, the materials that were published at our web site or any linked site, or your breach of any provision of these conditions. In no event shall our total liability to you for all claims, losses and injuries exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing our site or any linked site.
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JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW
The conditions that are described here shall be governed by the laws of the State of Utah and of the United States of America, as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any action you bring to enforce these conditions or any matters related to BloodlinesOfSalem.org shall be brought in either the state or federal courts located in the County of Salt Lake, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of the conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term to the conditions, in which case we may, at our sole discretion, amend the conditions.
March 19, 2008
+ TERMS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDUCT
Bloodlines of Salem recognizes how vital it is to incorporate environmental stewardship in the conduct of business, including the efficient and sustainable use of natural and economic resources, which incorporates practices such as energy conservation and preservation of biodiversity. Bloodlines of Salem is committed to understanding the effect our organization has on the environment and working to continually improve our environmental performance, while encouraging our suppliers and customers to do the same.
To this end, we seek to adhere to principles addressing the following five areas, and to support these principles through specific initiatives. Our goal as an organization is to address these key aspects of our environmental performance as members of the direct marketing community:
--List Hygiene and Data Management
--Paper Procurement and Usage
--Printing and Packaging
--Recycling and Pollution Reduction in our Workplace and Community
Possible Initiatives in Support of Principle Areas:
I. List Hygiene and Data Management -- We continually endeavor to manage data and lists in an environmentally responsible manner with a focus on reducing the amount of duplicate, unwanted and undeliverable mail [to both consumers and businesses]. To achieve our goals in this area:
A. We Maintain Suppression Lists -- We maintain in-house do-not-market lists for prospects and customers who do not wish to receive future solicitations from us.
B. We Offer Notice and Choice -- We provide periodic notices and opportunities for customers to opt in or opt out of receiving future marketing contacts from our organization. We provide periodic notices and opportunities for prospects to opt in or opt out of receiving future marketing contacts from our organization. We offer customers a choice to receive communications from our organization electronically.
C. We Clean Our Lists Prior to Mailing -- We maintain clean, deliverable files.
II. Design, Production and Printing in Our Mail, Marketing and Communication Materials -- We strive to design and print our advertisements and other communications in an environmentally responsible manner, and we communicate our environmental expectations to our supplier(s). Wherever feasible, in designing and printing communications, we look at opportunities for source reduction. We also communicate our goals to our suppliers. To this end:
A. We Reduce the Amount of Waste -- We review periodically direct mail and direct marketing material and downsize when and where appropriate. We test and use lighter-weight papers wherever feasible. We adjust trim sizes of our publications and/or collateral in an effort to reduce waste.
C. We Give Preference to Recyclable and/or Reusable Materials -- We seek to utilize recycled printing and writing paper with post-consumer content (when and where feasible). On envelopes and parcels, we prefer and use ink-jet addressing and other environmentally sensitive addressing techniques including handwritten addressing.
D. We Communicate Environmental Principles to Suppliers -- We review supplier companies' environmental policies and practices, and encourage them to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We give preference to printers that seek to reduce air and water pollution, energy use, and chemical waste in their operations. We communicate these goals within our organization and to our suppliers.
III. Paper Procurement and Clean Production -- We recognize that improving forestry practices is an important component of environmental stewardship and sustainability. We strive to procure, use, and recover paper in a manner that helps to ensure the sustainable use of forests and other natural resources. In support of this principle:
A. We Research and Understand Our Investment in Paper -- We work to understand the investment our company has in paper. We research actively our own paper and wood supplies to be an informed paper and wood products user. We invest time and resources to understand and address environmental issues associated with paper procurement. Our designated buyers have expertise in procuring environmentally preferable paper.
B. We Respect Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity -- We recognize the importance of maintaining biodiversity and avoid sourcing from rare forest types and areas with high concentrations of rare and endangered species. We recognize the importance of maintaining biodiversity and will work with suppliers who have integrated conservation values and programs into their operations. We recognize the importance of preserving landscape integrity and encouraging forest restoration areas and forest landscapes that provide pathways for wildlife. We recognize the importance of preserving healthy ecosystems and work with suppliers who have integrated forest conservation and restoration, "carbon storage" and water and soil protection into their operations.
C. We Encourage Sustainable Paper Procurement and Clean Production -- We give preference to suppliers who are committed to sustainable practices throughout the "life cycle" of paper production, from forest to recycling, including pulp and paper mill performance.
D. We Encourage Responsible Use of Forest Resources -- We evaluate paper used for marketing pieces, product packaging and internal consumption to identify opportunities for increased recycled content, increased post-consumer recycled content, lower basis weights and other environmental attributes. We consider the net environmental benefits and detriments of using recycled fiber before purchasing it. We recognize that recycled fiber manufacture, transportation and de-ink sludge disposal can have significant environmental effect. Whenever the economics are sound and the environmental benefits clear, we purchase paper with recycled content, including papers with post-consumer content We negotiate with our paper suppliers about purchasing papers with post-consumer recycled content at a comparable price, environmental effect and performance to virgin papers We print order forms, blow-ins and order envelopes on paper with a higher percentage of post-consumer recycled content whenever feasible. We identify for consumers paper and paperboard products made from fibers manufactured with recycled content with post-consumer material. We understand the need for virgin fiber in some paper manufacturing to ensure adequate strength. Where feasible, we strive to reduce the selected use of paper and paper products (including newsprint, packaging, tissue products, office papers and printing stock) made from 100-percent virgin fiber content. We reduce the amount of raw materials used to make our products by encouraging the development of lighter-weight grades of paper that meet our organization's functional and quality needs. We work with our printers to reduce paper waste (reduced overage counts, make-readies, etc.).
IV. Use of Paper in Packaging -- We believe that sourcing environmentally preferred papers and other materials is only a beginning. Equally important is efficient use of papers and materials once they are purchased. We sort incoming packaging materials for recycling collection. We employ lighter-weight or efficient packing materials where possible to minimize volume/weight and reduce our environmental footprint. We encourage customers to participate in any existing national packaging/recycle program wherever possible.
V. Recycling and Pollution Reduction in Our Workplace and Community -- Our policies and initiatives in this area are guided by the Three Rs: "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle." With this in mind, we seek an efficient and environmentally sensible workplace, as well as to promote environmental stewardship in our community. Toward this principle,
A. We Reduce and Reuse in the Workplace -- Where possible and practical, we buy office papers, packing and packaging materials made from recycled materials with post-consumer content. We use recyclable materials and materials that don't hinder the recycling process. We integrate the use of electronic communications (e-mail, Web and intranet) for external and internal communications. We use recycled paper with post-consumer content for internal company print communications. We make primary use of two-sided printing and photocopying where appropriate. We develop online systems for reports, projects and monitoring to reduce paper generation. We reuse file folders, hanging folders and binders where appropriate.
B. We Deploy Recycling in Our Workplace -- We investigate energy, water, material usage and waste management procedures, practices, and patterns and set internal goals to reduce, reuse and recycle, and establish programs to measure internal savings in waste, energy and costs. We implement in-house recycling programs.
C. We Promote/Advance Recycling in Our Community -- We use the recyclable symbol to identify paper and paperboard products made from fibers that, after use, are suitable for recycling. We provide customers with information about recycling.
We are committed to continually improve our environmental performance. To this end, we endeavor to make responsible, sound business decisions and wherever feasible integrate environmental considerations into all aspects of our operations. We readily acknowledge that environmental stewardship is an ongoing challenge and a continual learning experience. We continue to research best practices and to explore the possibility of partnerships with other companies, environmental and conservation organizations, and local communities, all with the intent of further strengthening our environmental stewardship.