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Summary

Welcome to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. This document lets the user of these Services (“You”, “Your”) know what you get when you use the Greenhouse Gas Protocol website (ghgprotocol.org) and the related Greenhouse Gas Protocol Learning Home Page (lambdastore.net) (Collectively, the “Websites”), and what We expect in return.

Full policy

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Terms of Use 

Last Updated: February 2022 

Available at Terms of Use | GHG Protocol

Welcome to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. This document lets the user of these Services (“You”, “Your”) know what you get when you use the Greenhouse Gas Protocol website (ghgprotocol.org) and the related Greenhouse Gas Protocol Learning Home Page (lambdastore.net) (Collectively, the “Websites”), and what We expect in return.  

Greenhouse Gas Protocol, “GHG Protocol”, “we”, “our” or “us” is an initiative managed by World Resources Institute (“WRI”) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”).  These terms of service (“Terms of Service” or “Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Websites, and any other online services (collectively, the “Services”) provided by GHG Protocol, including any content, functionality, features and applications offered on or through the Services to you as a guest or registered user. We may update and modify any portion of the Services and/or the Terms at any time and reserve the right to discontinue any of the Services at any time.  To the extent we make any material changes to our Terms that may restrict your rights or limit your access to the Services, we will provide prominent notice of such changes via the Services you are using (either on the site or via email).  Your use of the Services after an update to the Terms constitutes your agreement to the updated Terms. 

By accepting these Terms, and accessing the Services, you are: (1) entering into a binding agreement with GHG Protocol; (2) acknowledging that you agree to all of the terms in these Terms; and (3) certifying that you are over the age of majority in your jurisdiction.  If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Services.   

1. USAGE 

The following rules are a condition of your use of and access to the Services. 

  • No Interference. You may not interfere with any other user’s ability to use or enjoy the Services. 
  • Be Yourself. You may not impersonate any person or entity, nor falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age, or your affiliation with any person or entity. 
  • Don’t Damage the Services or Our Servers. You may not knowingly or intentionally take any action that may impose an unreasonable burden or load on the Service or its servers and infrastructures.  You may not upload, post or otherwise distribute or facilitate the distribution of a software virus or any other computer code that is designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of the Services, nor may you attempt to obtain.  
  • No Unauthorized Access. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or networks connected to the Services, GHG Protocol Content (as defined below) or any information contained therein for any unlawful purpose.  You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, rover, scraper, other data mining technology or automatic or manual process to monitor, cache, frame, mask, extract data from, copy or distribute the Services (including its source code or object code or any portion thereof) or GHG Protocol Content (except as it may be a result of a standard Internet browser or search engine). 
  • No Commercial Use. You may not modify, frame, reproduce, archive, sell, lease, rent, exchange, create derivative works from, publish by hard copy or electronic means, publicly perform, display, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, retransmit, circulate to any third party or on any third-party web site, or otherwise use the Services or the GHG Protocol Content for any public or commercial purpose except as specifically permitted by these Terms.  
  • No Criminal or Unlawful Conduct.  You may not use the Services, GHG Protocol Content or any information contained therein for any unlawful purpose, and you may not encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability.  You may not use the Services in connection with any site or other use that contains or is associated with information or content prohibited by this section. 

We reserve the right to take, or refrain from taking, any and all steps available to us, including suspending or terminating your access to the Services or seeking other legal or equitable remedies, if we become aware of a material violation of these provisions. 

2. ACCOUNTS  

When using our Services requires an account, you agree to provide us with complete and accurate information and to keep the information current so that we can communicate with you about your account. We may need to send you emails about notable updates (like changes to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy), or to let you know about legal inquiries or complaints we receive about the ways you use our Services so you can make informed choices in response. 

Please protect the security of Your Account. You are responsible for Your use of the Services and all activity that occurs under Your Account. Notify us immediately of any unauthorized uses of your account, store, or website, or of any other breach of security.  

We may cancel or suspend Your access to the Services at any time and for any reason, without notice. Upon cancellation or suspension, Your right to use the Services will end. 

3. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LIMITED LICENSE TO YOU 

All copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Assets”) in the Services are owned by GHG Protocol or our licensors.  Except as we specifically agree in writing, no element of the Services (including any source or object code contained therein) may be used or exploited in any way other than as part of the Services offered to you. Your use of the e-Learning Services shall be solely limited to your personal, non-commercial use. 

The Services contain images, audio, video, and other material that is derived in whole or in part from material supplied and owned by GHG Protocol as well as third parties we work with (collectively, “GHG Protocol Content”).  As between GHG Protocol and you, GHG Protocol owns all right, title and interest in and to IP Assets throughout the world associated with the GHG Protocol Content.  You acknowledge GHG Protocol’s valid intellectual and proprietary property rights in the GHG Protocol Content and agree not to take action in contravention of those rights.  Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to convey to you any right, title or interest in or to the GHG Protocol Content or to any portion thereof except for the limited rights expressly granted herein.  Any unauthorized use of the GHG Protocol Content is strictly prohibited. 

Nothing in these Terms gives you a right to use any of GHG Protocol’s IP Assets, domain names, and other distinctive brand features, unless GHG Protocol has explicitly agreed otherwise in writing. 

Our License to You 

GHG Protocol gives you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access the Services for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services in the manner permitted by these Terms. Your failure to keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact will void this license.  You may not modify GHG Protocol Content or Services or allow a third party to do so.  Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to any intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.  You may not use the Services or GHG Protocol Content in any manner that suggests that you have an association with GHG Protocol.  

Any use of the Services or GHG Protocol Content by you other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.  Unauthorized use may also violate government laws, including copyright and trademark laws and communications regulations and statutes.  This license is revocable by GHG Protocol at any time without notice and with or without cause. 

4. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT 

The Services incorporate content, data, and information from others, including You. While We may review any content, and remove it if We determine it violates the law or Our policies, We do not commit to review all content, and You should not rely on Us to do so. If you believe any content violates the law or Our policies, please contact us at info_ghg@ghgprotocol.org and provide us with a brief description of Your concerns. Your message should include contact information that will allow us to request additional information and any documentary evidence you may have to support your concerns.   

You must comply with the licenses of all data and datasets on the Website. All content displayed on or accessible through the Services is protected by United States copyright laws or their equivalents in other countries. You should review the dataset’s metadata to understand these restrictions. 

5. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS 

1. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ACTUAL CONDITIONS MAY DIFFER FROM MAPS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICES. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE, ACCURATE OR WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. 

2. WHEN USING THE SERVICES YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO USER SUBMISSIONS AND OTHER THIRD PARTY CONTENT ("NON-GHG PROTOCOL CONTENT"), AND SOME OF THIS CONTENT MAY BE INACCURATE, OFFENSIVE, INDECENT, OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE. WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY NON- GHG PROTOCOL CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE NON- GHG PROTOCOL CONTENT, INCLUDING FOR ANY INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS IN ANY NON- GHG PROTOCOL CONTENT, ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT WITH REGARD TO ANY NON- GHG PROTOCOL CONTENT, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY NON- GHG PROTOCOL CONTENT.

3. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, OR USE OR COST OF COVER) RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR THEIR CONTENTS, EVEN IF WE WERE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS OR DAMAGES FOR ANY REASON IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100 USD). CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY, AND THEREFORE SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

6. DMCA COMPLIANCE

If You are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and believe that any content on the Services infringes Your copyrights, You may send a notice in writing to GHG Protocol E-mail: [info_ghg@ghgprotocol.org] with the following information: 

  1. Your signature as a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 
  2. Identification of the exact location on the Services of copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Services are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works as located on the Services; 
  3. The address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the complaining party; 
  4. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. 

7. ADDITIONAL TERMS 

  1. We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. All changes are effective immediately upon posting on the Website. You should review these terms regularly for changes. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes Your binding acceptance of the updated Terms. 
  2. The laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., excluding New York's conflict of laws provisions, apply to any dispute about the Services, their content or these Terms. The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods doesn't apply. If we have a disagreement related to these Terms, or Your or Our performance under them that we cannot resolve between us, then we agree to have them finally resolved in arbitration using either (i) the International Arbitration Rules of the International Dispute Resolution Centre of the American Arbitration Association, if You are located outside of the United States, or (ii) the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, if You are located in the United States.  We agree to follow this paragraph if it differs from those rules.  There will be only one arbitrator if our disagreement involves less than $250,000.  If our disagreement involves more than $250,000, then we each appoint one arbitrator, and those two arbitrators choose a third.  We agree that the arbitrators will not have the power to award either of us any damages that are not consistent with Section 6 (Disclaimers and Limitations) of these Terms. The arbitration will be in Washington, DC, USA, and will be conducted in English.  Unless we agree or one of us shows its essential, there will not be any formal discovery in our arbitration.  The arbitrators can award costs and attorney’s fees against one of us, or divide them between us.  We understand that any court with jurisdiction will enforce the decisions from the arbitration and enter judgment on them. 
  3. If We do not promptly enforce the Terms, We have not given up any other rights or the right to enforce them or other Terms in the future.  
  4. If any particular provision of these Terms is not enforceable, that doesn't affect the enforceability of any other provision of the Terms.  
  5. These Terms are between You and Us, and no one else can enforce them. 
  6. These Terms are the entire statement of the agreement between You and Us regarding the Services and their contents. 
  7. If you have any additional questions or concerns about these Terms of Service, please contact us at: [info_ghg@ghgprotocol.org]. 


Summary

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes the collection, use, and disclosure of information related to the users of the Greeenhouse Gas Protocol website (ghgprotocol.org) and the related Greenhouse Gas Protocol Learning homepage (lambdastore.net), collectively the “Websites.”  

Greenhouse Gas Protocol, “GHG Protocol”, “we”, “our” or “us” is an initiative managed by World Resources Institute (“WRI”) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”). GHG Protocol is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use the Websites.


Full policy

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Privacy Policy 

Last Updated: February 2022 

Available at Privacy Policy | GHG Protocol

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes the collection, use, and disclosure of information related to the users of the Greeenhouse Gas Protocol website (ghgprotocol.org) and the related Greenhouse Gas Protocol Learning homepage (lambdastore.net), collectively the “Websites.”  

Greenhouse Gas Protocol, “GHG Protocol”, “we”, “our” or “us” is an initiative managed by World Resources Institute (“WRI”) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”). GHG Protocol is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use the Websites. 

You may interact with our initiative through the Websites and any other related and connected platforms and other online and offline interactions including emails and social media (collectively, the “Services”). 

For each of these Services, this Policy tells you how GHG Protocol will use your Personal Information when you make contact with Us or use the Services. In particular, this Policy explains how: 

  • we may use your Personal Information when you visit our Websites, communicate, or provide us with your Personal Information in other ways; and
  • we respect your Personal Information privacy rights. 

Your use of the Services is subject to our Terms of Use, available at  the Websites , which include applicable terms governing limitations on liability and the resolution of disputes. By using the Services, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not use the Services or provide us with any Personal Information (as defined below). 

Personal Information We Collect 

We collect different kinds of information from you, depending on how you interact with us. When we refer to Personal Information, we mean any information that (directly or indirectly) identifies, relates to, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated, linked or linkable with a particular individual or household, including any information that is subject to applicable data protection laws. 

Online Collection: We collect Personal Information from you when you register on the Website, sign up for updates from GHG Protocol, download materials, send email inquiries, register for events or courses, or participate in other parts of our Services.  

Depending on the Services you interact with, the information collected may vary and may include, for example: 

  • Identifiers and contact details you choose to provide, such as your name and email address, occupation, and industry of employment; 
  • Payment information 
  • Automatically Collected Information: GHG Protocol and our third-party service providers may collect information about your interaction with our Services using cookies and similar automatic data-collection technology. GHG Protocol uses this information to improve and maintain our Services, collect aggregate site usage reports that do not identify you individually, and to optimize site users’ experience on the Services. The information GHG Protocol collects includes: 
  • Identifiers: IP address, device and browser information, time, date, and referrer site; 
  • Location information: location information about a particular device (desktop or mobile), general location information, and geolocation data (for example, your IP address may indicate your more general geographic region) 
  • Website and application activity information like clicks, content and page views, internet service provider, browser version, domain type. 
  • Anonymous or Aggregated Information: GHG Protocol may use aggregated or de-identified data that doesn’t identify you for any lawful business purpose. De-identified data is not Personal Information.  

Offline Collection: We also collect Personal Information from you when you provide us with it at conferences or similar events. Such Personal Information will typically consist of your organizational or personal contact details, or other information you choose to give us. 

Our Use of Your Information

GHG Protocol uses the Personal Information we collect about you for any of the following purposes:  

  • providing, developing, improving and maintaining the Services;  
  • registering you to use the resources available on the GHG Protocol Website; 
  • providing you with updates, newsletters, data, and other research from GHG Protocol; 
  • generating anonymous reports about the use of the Services and their features; 
  • allowing you to take part in Service features; and 
  • analyzing the use of the Services or technologies. 

Outreach and Communications 

GHG Protocol may use your Personal Information to provide you with communications about us including, but not limited to email communications or information about projects. 

GHG Protocol may send such communications by: 

  • email; 
  • any other medium which becomes relevant from time-to-time. 

You can opt-out of receiving communications from GHG Protocol at any time by writing to us at info_ghg@ghgprotocol.org or by following the unsubscribe instructions in our communications. We may, however, still need to contact you for important administrative reasons, such as in the event of a material change to our Services, related policies, or accounts you create with us. 

Disclosure of Information

Personal Information is disclosed to the following parties: 

  • to the system administrator of GHG Protocol, analytic vendors, third party agents and other service providers and suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for us or to perform a service that you have requested; 
  • where you give us permission to disclose your personal information to third parties; 
  • if we are required to do so to comply with a legal requirement or request from a competent court, regulator or other authority; and/or 
  • where we deem it necessary, in our sole discretion, to protect our legal rights or property. 

We may also disclose non-private, aggregate or otherwise Non-Personal Information to third parties, including social media companies like Facebook and Twitter for outreach purposes.  

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any Personal Information about you that we pass to a service provider or other third-party will be held securely by that party and only be used for the purposes for which it was provided to them. Except as noted above, information we collect from Website visitors will not be shared with individuals or other companies unrelated to GHG Protocol, or that do not perform a business, professional or technical function for us. 

Security and Quality

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We have put in place safeguards to protect the Personal Information that we collect from unauthorized access, use and disclosure, and we will take steps to ensure that all of our employees, agents, contractors and other third parties have similar adequate measures in place. We also have procedures to deal with any suspected Personal Information breach, and we will notify you and any applicable regulator when we are legally required to do so. We cannot, however, guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur.  

We do our best to maintain the accuracy of any Personal Information you supply to us. You can help GHG Protocol update and maintain the accuracy of any personal information you supply by notifying us of any change. You may do this by using the contact information provided below.  

Transmission of information on the internet is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of information sent on our Services. Transmission of such information is at your own risk. 

Cookies and Analytics

GHG Protocol uses cookies, pixels, tags, and other technologies, which may be provided by third parties, on its Services to enable certain functionality and for security and fraud detection and prevention, as well as to collect usage information about the Websites. We may combine the information we collect via these technologies with other information, including Personal Information. 

Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies enable you to log-in to the Services or save certain settings and preferences, while others allow GHG Protocol to track usage and activities on the Services or personalize content. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The "Help" tab on the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you block cookies, however, certain features on the Website may not be available or function properly. 

Pixel tags and embedded script (aka clear GIFs and web beacons). Pixel tags are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use these, in connection with the Websites to, among other things, track the activities of the users of the Services, and gather usage information about the Website.  

Third-Party Analytics Tools. We use automated devices and applications operated by third parties, such as Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the Websites and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to Google's Practices, and you can opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at Google Opt-Out. 

Transfers 

Where necessary, we may need to transfer your Personal Information to another country. These transfers can take place within GHG Protocol but also may be made to selected third parties (as explained in the ‘Disclosure of information’ section of this Privacy Policy). Such transfers take place to enable us to provide you with services and/or to communicate with you. Countries that we transfer your Personal Information to may not have the same personal information protection standards as the country you live in.  

Links to External Websites

GHG Protocol contains links to other websites belonging to third parties. These websites are not covered by this Policy, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices within any other website. You should be aware of this when you leave GHG Protocol, and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of other websites. 

Personal Information Access and Deletion 

You may request a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You may also request that we delete the information we hold about you. Please address requests (with a return email address where possible) to: 

info_ghg@ghgprotocol.org

Or by post to: 

Greenhouse Gas Protocol 

c/o World Resources Institute 

10 G Street NE 

Suite 800 

Washington, DC 20002 

If you are resident in the European Economic Area, please also read the ‘Information for Individuals Located in the European Economic Area’ section of this Privacy Policy. You may have additional rights in relation to your Personal Information. 

Information for Individuals Located in the European Economic Area

European Economic Area (“EEA”) data protection laws offer additional rights and protections for individuals located in the EEA. Further to the information set out at the ‘Personal Information access and deletion’ section of this Privacy Policy, the following additional information applies to you if you are located in the EEA: 

  • Basis of processing: Where you give us your Personal Information, we process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes to respond to your requests (for example, providing you with access to our websites or providing you with newsletter communications that you have requested); 
  • Personal information rights: In addition to your right to access Personal Information we hold about you (as set out in the ‘Personal information access and deletion section of this Privacy Policy), you have the right to have your Personal Information rectified or erased, to object to its processing or to restrict access to it. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority if you are unhappy with how we process your Personal Information. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to receive a copy of your Personal Information in a machine-readable format or to have your Personal Information sent to another company. 

Changes, Oversight and Questions 

We welcome comments and questions on this Privacy Policy. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and will make every reasonable effort to keep your information secure. Due to the rapidly evolving changes on the Internet, this Policy is kept under regular review and may be updated from time to time. When we make changes to this Policy, we will change the "Last Updated" date above. If a material change is made to this Policy, we may choose to provide notice to you in advance of such change, such as by posting notice of that change on the first page of this Policy or on our homepage, or by emailing your email address of record with us.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact GHG Protocol at: 

info_ghg@ghgprotocol.org or elearning@ghgprotocol.org 

Or by post to: 

 Greenhouse Gas Protocol 

c/o World Resources Institute 

10 G Street NE 

Suite 800 

Washington, DC 20002