Terms of Use


This World Wide Web site with its home page in the domain “southface.org” (the “Website”) is a complimentary information and interactive community service offered by Southface Energy Institute(“Southface”) at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. Southface reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of these Terms of Use (not an older cached version) each time you view the Website. Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Description of Service

Southface currently provides users access to an extensive amount of resources, including, but not limited to, public forums, health and medical content, online tools, book/publication offerings, and various communication tools (the “Service”). Southface assumes no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization data or settings. All such risks shall be borne by you.

Medical Disclaimer

This Website does not provide or contain medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Southface does not recommend or endorse any of the services, service providers, tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this Website. The contents of this Website, including text, graphics, images, information and other materials contained on this Website regardless of the originating source (collectively, “Content”) is for informational purposes only. This Website (including its Content) is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, other qualified health provider or expert with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, health care options and health-related services. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. Your reliance on any Content contained on this Website or otherwise provided by or on behalf of the Southface is solely at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Southface makes no warranties of any kind regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.

Limitation of Liability

You agree that you will hold harmless Southface and its officers, directors, employees and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will Southface or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Website are not necessarily those of Southface or endorsed by Southface. Southface may provide links on the Website to other websites which are not under the control of Southface. In general, any website which has an address (or URL) which does not contain “southface.org” is such a website. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by Southface of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.

Usage of Content

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images and audio clips, is copyrighted by and proprietary to the Southface Energy Institute, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without Southface’s prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the Website. The user may also make a single copy of the Content displayed on any page of the Website to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of Southface, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.

License of User Provided Content

By submitting the form to which these Terms of Use relate, I hereby grant permission to use my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video recording or other means, without payment or any other consideration in any medium including electronic, written transcription, photographic, print, digital, and on social media platforms, and other web based uses. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness, image and verbal and written statements appear in any any medium including the foregoing mediums. I also understand that this material may be used in any and all media settings and mediums, within an unrestricted geographic area, in perpetuity. I understand this permission signifies that my image and verbal and written statements may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public business settings and that Southface cannot control further distribution of this material. I release Southface from any and all liability, losses, damages, or other causes of action, which may result from use of my image, likeness, sound of my voice as displayed in any medium.


This Website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Southface, which is headquartered in the State of Georgia, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Georgia, by accessing this Website both you and Southface agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Website. You and Southface also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia and the United States District Court for the Central District of Georgia with respect to such matters. Southface makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Linking Information

Southface may grant the owner of an approved website permission to use a hypertext link on his or her website, provided: (a) any text-only link must clearly be marked “Southface Energy Institute”; (b) the link must “point” to the URL southface.org and not to other pages within the Website; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the Southface’s name and trademarks; (d) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not create the false appearance that an entity other than Southface is associated with or sponsored by Southface; (e) the link, when activated by a user, must display this Website full-screen and not with a “frame” on the linked website; and (f) Southface reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending these Terms of Use. Southface is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host website. Links to this Website are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by Southface of the organization or individual operating the host website or a warranty of any type regarding the host website or the information on the host website.