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Terms of Use

Terms Of Use


Elm Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of all our visitors. We recognize our obligation to keep sensitive information secure and have created this privacy statement to share our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.


If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store statistical information about your visit. Our web server automatically collects this information when you visit our site. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to compile statistics on site usage.

When you visit certain areas of this site, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information that we need to process your request such as name, address, and/or e-mail address. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.

We invite you to continue to visit the site and take advantage of the wealth of information it offers. This site has security measures in place to protect the information you provide us. We encrypt information that is deemed sensitive or data that must remain secure to meet legal requirements.

Users requesting e-mail notifications of web postings and\or announcements should not rely on the e-mail notification as their only information source. Accounts will automatically be removed from the system if attempts to deliver notices are repeatedly unsuccessful.

Elm Foundation data is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Elm Foundation specifically disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. 
The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Elm Foundation Website is with the user of the data. In no event will Elm Foundation or its staff be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including loss of profit, arising out of the use of these data even if Elm Foundation has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Our website has many links to the websites of private organizations and other entities. Please see our Disclaimer of Liability relating to the content of those websites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



Elm Foundation is not responsible for any offers, products, services, statements, information, content expressed made available by third parties and provided by any off-site page referenced on this Web site by a hypertext link. The user specifically acknowledges that the Elm Foundation shall not be liable for the conduct of other users, links, or third parties referenced in links on this Web site and that the risk of injury from use of such links rests entirely with the user. Further, the presence of links to third parties on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by Elm Foundation of the content of the linked sites, or of services or products, which may be offered on those sites. These links are provided as an information service only, and it is the sole responsibility of the user to investigate and evaluate any and all offers, services, products, statements, information, and overall content of the linked page. 
Neither Elm Foundation, its employees, officers, or agents make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, service or process depicted or contained herein, or represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.



The contents of this website are proprietary to Elm Foundation and third parties and are subject to the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of Elm Foundation and third parties. You may use this website only for your personal, non-commercial use. Other than making limited copies of this website’s content, which you may also share with and transmit to your friends and colleagues, you may not reproduce, retransmit, redistribute, upload or post any part of this website, including the contents thereof, in any form or by any means, or store it in any information storage and retrieval system, without prior written permission from Elm Foundation. 
If you are interested in obtaining permission to reproduce or retransmit any part of this website beyond that which you may use for personal use, as defined above, please contact:

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