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Green Globe Membership Terms & Conditions
1. Membership benefits provided by Green Globe:
2. Responsibilities of Client:
3. Auditor / Consultant
An on-site inspection by an accredited Green Globe Auditor is required to successfully reach the Green Globe certification level. Clients are free to choose from a list provided by Green Globe. Only auditors accredited by Green Globe are able to perform audits. The accredited Green Globe Auditor cannot act as consultant. Clients are free to choose a Green Globe licensed consulting service in order to successfully reach the Green Globe certification level. Services of accredited Green Globe Auditors are invoiced separately and are not included in the annual membership fee.
Annual recertification is required along with a valid and paid Green Globe Membership. On-site auditor inspection is required every other year. The Green Globe Gold level will be awarded to businesses maintaining 5 certifications / re-certifications in 5 consecutive years, the Green Globe Platinum level will be awarded to businesses maintaining 10 certifications / re-certifications in 10 consecutive years.
4. Fees for Services:
Green Globe Membership rates per rate card (updated January 2019). Green Globe Membership must be paid in full before start of process. Payments are accepted via credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover), company check, wire transfer or bank transfer. Accredited Auditor and consulting charges are invoiced separately and are not part of the Green Globe Membership fee.
No refund is granted on a paid and valid annual Green Globe Membership.
6. Brand Usage
Clients are entitled to use the Green Globe corporate logo with paid Green Globe Membership. After reaching the required level of certification, Clients are entitled to display the Green Globe Certified logo. All Green Globe logos can be displayed on printed collateral as well as online content. Clients recognizes rules and regulations set by Green Globe Limited (brand owner). Green Globe retains the right to revoke the corporate logo and certification logo if Clients are in major violation of certification standards or in default of annual Green Globe Membership or auditing regulations.
7. Certification Program Voluntary:
Clients understand and acknowledge that the Green Globe certification is entirely voluntary. Clients understand that they shall be responsible for compliance with all local laws, regulations, and customs.
8. Products Disclaimer:
Green Globe is not responsible for any product claims made by Clients.
9. Governing Law:
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to the principles of conflict of laws thereof. The terms, conditions and covenants of this Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and each of their respective successors, and is for the benefit of Provider, Client, and their respective directors, officers, stockholders, owners, affiliates, agents, successors and assigns. You also hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the State of California and the United States of America located in the City of Los Angeles for any actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby (and you agree not to commence any action, suit or proceeding relating thereto except in such courts), and further agree that any service of any process, summons, notice or document sent by U.S. registered mail to your address set forth above shall be effective service of process for any action, suit or proceeding brought against you in any such court. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to the laying of venue of any action, suit or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, in the courts of the State of California or the United States of America located in the City of Los Angeles, and hereby further irrevocably and unconditionally waive and agree not to plead or claim in such court that any such action, suit or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
9. No Assignment
Clients may not assign this Agreement or any services to be performed hereunder by Grenn Globe.
10. Execution in Counterparts
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto were upon one instrument.
11. No Waivers
No failure or delay by Green Globe in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any right, power or privilege.
The covenants and obligations made by you under this Agreement shall survive the termination of any discussions and/or business relationship between Client and Green Globe.
13. Representations and Warranties of Clients
Clients represent and warrant that: (i) this Agreement is a valid and binding obligation, enforceable against Clients in accordance with its terms, and (ii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Clients does not conflict with or constitute a violation of or default under your organizational documents, any statute, law, regulation, order or decree applicable to Clients, or any contract, commitment, agreement, arrangement or restriction of any kind to which Clients are a party or by which Clients are bound.
14. Attorney’s Fees
In the event of any action, claim, suit, arbitration, hearing, or other legal proceeding arising from or related to this Agreement, the prevailing party in any such claims shall be entitled the reasonable attorneys fees and costs incurred therein.
No modification of or amendment to this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and executed by both parties.
Neither party nor any of its representatives will, without the other party's prior written consent, disclose to any person any information about the agreement of terms, conditions or other facts relating thereto.
Green Globe reserves the right to terminate this Agreement based on Clients' breach of any covenants and conditions provided for herein, including but not limited the failure to pay fees and costs when due, in which case, the Agreement shall immediately terminate upon notice from Green Globe. Green Globe shall be relieved of any further responsibility to perform any services contemplated hereby, and Green Globe shall not be responsible for any damages or liability resulting from termination.
Clients will pay for, defend (with an attorney approved by Green Globe), indemnify, and hold Green Globe harmless against and from any real or alleged damage or injury and from all claims, judgments, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or connection with the services to be provided herein by Green Globe, in connection with any breach of this Agreement, and/or if any of Clients' representations and warranties are proven false, provided Clients will not be liable for such damage or injury to the extent and in the proportion that it is ultimately determined to be attributable to the negligence or misconduct of Green Globe.
Updated February 2019