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The Human Impacts Institute is a corporation as defined in subparagraph (a)(5) of Section 102 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and shall be a Type B corporation under Section 201 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. The Human Impacts Institute was formed for the purpose of fostering sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through community engagement, leadership, collaboration, knowledge-building and creative expression.


Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Human Impacts Institute collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Human Impacts Institute.


Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.


Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.


Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.


How we use collected information

Human Impacts Institute may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

- To improve customer service: Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

- To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

- To improve our Site: We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

- To process payments: We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature: To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

- To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.


How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.


Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.


Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.


Changes to this privacy policy

Human Impacts Institute has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:


Human Impacts Institute

Human Impacts Institute 312 South Third Street, #7 Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

+1 917 727 9761


Proprietary Rights

The Human Impacts Institute’s materials are protected by copyright. We own all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content (including, for example, text, photos, illustrations, graphics, videos, audio, software, files, code, date and materials thereon), the look and feel, design and organization of the website, the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Site, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on or through the Site.


Content Sharing Agreement

Materials made available on the Site may not be copied, modified, broadcast or otherwise distributed, and you agree to not copy, modify, publish, broadcast, sell or otherwise distribute such materials without the prior written permission of the Human Impacts Institute.


Intellectual Property Rights of Others

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and request that our visitors do the same. Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Title 17, United States Code, a copyright owner or its authorized agent may submit a notification for believed copyright infringement based on material that is residing on the Site.


If you think your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, who can be reached at:


ATTN: Copyright

Human Impacts Institute

312 South Third Street, #7

Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA


The notification must include ALL of the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;

  2. A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;

  3. A description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on this Site;

  4. Your name, address, telephone number, email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit the Human Impacts Institute to contact you;

  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and

  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


If you believe that content has been taken down improperly from the Site or that access to material on the Site was improperly disabled, you may send a counter-notification to the Human Impacts Institute copyright agent identified above. Such counter-notification must contain the following information:

  1. Your physical or electronic signature, or that of an authorized representative;

  2. A description of the material that you claim has been improperly removed or to which you believe access has been improperly disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access was disabled;

  3. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

  4. Your name, address and telephone number, and a statement that (i) you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which such address is located or, if your address is outside of the United States, to any judicial district in which the Human Impacts Institute may be found, and (ii) you will accept service of process from the claimant who provided the Human Impacts Institutes's designated agent with notification of the alleged infringement in accordance with the DMCA, or an agent of such person.



Your use of this site is at your sole risk. This site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We reserve the right to restrict or terminate your access to this site or any feature or part thereof at any time. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, the Human Impacts Institute expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and any warranties that materials on this site are noninfringing; that access to this site will be uninterrupted or error-free; that this site will be secure; that this site or the server that makes this site available will be virus-free; or that information on this site will be complete, accurate or timely. If you download any materials from this site, you do so at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such materials. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from climate central or through or from this site shall create any warranty of any kind. The Human Impacts Institute does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials on this site in terms of their completeness, correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.


In certain states, the law may not permit the disclaimer of warranties, so the above disclaimer may not apply to you.


Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you understand and agree that neither the Human Impacts Institute, nor any of its affiliates or third-party content providers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, punitive or any other damages relating to or resulting from your use of or inability to use this site or any other site you access through a link from this site or from any actions we take or fail to take as a result of email messages you send us. These include damages for errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delays, computer viruses, your loss of profits, loss of data, unauthorized access to and alteration of your transmissions and data, and other tangible and intangible losses.


This limitation applies regardless of whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, as the result of negligence or otherwise arise out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products or materials available from this site, and even if we or our representatives have been negligent or have been advised of the possibility of such damages.


Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, all or a portion of the above limitation may not apply to you.


External Links, Users, Sponsors and Advertisers

You generally do not need to obtain permission from us to put a text link on your site that links back to the Site. We request that you notify us of any links you create to the Site and we reserve the right, however, to revoke permission to the link at any time in our sole discretion. If we revoke such consent, you agree to immediately remove and disable any and all of your links to the Site. You shall include all appropriate attributions in connection with all links to the Site and shall not use any link in a manner that is likely to create confusion as to the source of content.


Modification to the Services and Terms of Use

The Human Impacts Institute reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Services with or without notice or liability to you or any third party. The Human Impacts Institute may change these Terms of Use from time to time and will notify you of any such changes by posting a notice of such changes on the Site.


If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Services. Continued access to and/or use of the Services following notice of such modifications or changes shall indicate your assent to and acceptance of the Terms of Use, including, but not limited to, all posted changes.



The Human Impacts Institute reserves the right to terminate your use of any or all of the Services, or any right granted herein, at any time, for any reason, including, without limitation, violation of these Terms of Use. You agree that the Human Impacts Institute shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination of your access to the Services or any right granted under these Terms of Use.




You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Human Impacts Institute, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, trustees, employees, independent contractors and agents from and against any losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any claim, suit, judgment, or proceeding brought or asserted by any third party arising out of or relating to (a) your violation of these Terms of Use or the rights of any other user, (b) your use of the Services, (c) any information submitted or transmitted by you through the Services, (d) your transmission of computer viruses, worms, harmful program routines or other similar items into the Site, or (e) your use of the Services to access, without authorization, any other computer or machine. The Human Impacts Institute shall have sole control over any such defense.


Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.



These Terms of Use contain the entire terms between the parties. In the event any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severed from these Terms of Use while the remaining terms shall remain binding on the parties hereto. The Human Impacts Institute's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought by you arising out of or related to the use of the Services, or specified in these Terms of Use, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or shall be forever barred.



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