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WCCWG WEB SITE Terms & Conditions of Use

The following terms and conditions govern your use of this web site (the "Site") of the West Coast Crane Working Group ("WCCWG").  PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.  By accessing this site, you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice

 Unless otherwise noted, all information, text, articles, data, images, screens, web pages or other materials (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "Materials") appearing on this Site are the exclusive property of WCCWG or others as indicated.  You may copy information from this Site for your personal or educational use only, provided that each copy includes any copyright or trademark notice or attribution as they appear on the pages copied.  The Materials may not otherwise be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes, except as provided in these terms and conditions without the express written permission of WCCWG.  You may not use any content contained in the Materials in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression or statement.  Nothing on this Site shall be construed as conferring any license of any intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

Trademark Notice

West Coast Crane Working Group and WCCWG are trademarks, service marks and/or registered trademarks of the WCCWG. All other trademarks and service marks that appear in these pages are the property of their respective owners and are used solely to refer to those companiesí goods and services.

Address any inquiries concerning usage of WCCWG trademarks, copyrights, or designs to:


Suite 300

341 West Olympic Place

Seattle, WA 98118   USA

Disclaimers of Warranties

Given the unpredictability of technology and the online environment, WCCWG does not warrant that the function or operation of this Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a visitor to and user of this Site, you must assume full responsibility for any costs associated with servicing of equipment used in connection with use of our site.

WCCWG does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this Site is accurate, complete or current.  This Site could contain typographical errors or technical inaccuracies.  WCCWG reserves the right to add to, change or delete its content or any part thereof without notice. Any price or availability information is subject to change without notice.  Additionally, this Site may contain information provided by third parties.  WCCWG makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information.  WCCWG is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in any information provided by such third parties.  WCCWG does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered on this Site.  We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.

The contents of this site, including, without limitation, the materials, are provided "as is," and WCCWG makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this site or its contents.  WCCWG Disclaims all representations and warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and noninfringement. 

Limitation of Liability

Neither WCCWG nor any of its officers, members, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for any damages, special, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this site or any information contained herein even if advised of the possibility thereof.  This limitation of liability is comprehensive and applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. 

You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the Site and will not make any claim against WCCWG for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the materials.

As a visitor to and a user of this Site, you, in effect, agree that all access and use of this Site and its contents are at your own risk.  


While we welcome your comments and feedback regarding this Site, WCCWG is under no obligation to respond to all pieces of correspondence received through this Site, to maintain your submitted comments in confidence, or to pay compensation of any kind for your comments or submissions. We do not wish to receive any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or information via this Site or any e-mail connection. All unsolicited comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, and other submissions that are disclosed or submitted to WCCWG through this Site shall become and remain the property of WCCWG. Any such submission by you is a declaration of the full release of all proprietary claims and/or intellectual rights regarding your submission.

Links to Third Party Sites

Any other web sites that are accessible via links on this Site are not under the control of WCCWG.  WCCWG is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites.  WCCWG provides the linked sites to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such link on the Site does not imply WCCWG's endorsement of the site, the organization operating such site, or any products or services of that organization.  Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is entirely at your own risk.  Under no circumstances will WCCWG be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.
For more information please see The WCCWG Web Site Linking Policy.

References to Products or Services

Information on this Site may contain references or cross references to WCCWG products or services that are not announced or available in your country.  Such references do not imply that WCCWG intends to announce such products or services in your country.  Please contact WCCWG for information regarding the products and services, which may be available to you.

Privacy Policy

Please refer to the WCCWG Web Site Privacy Policy.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law.  You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms and conditions will be filed only in the courts located in British Columbia.

Complete Agreement

These terms and conditions represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications. WCCWG reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice by updating this posting.


Thank you for visiting www.wccwg.nacwg.org. Should you have any questions concerning any of our policies, we encourage you to contact thoffmannAThoffmannsDOTcom.

Updated: 04/02/2005


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The West Coast Crane Working Group is a regional technical workgroup of the North American Crane Working Group (NACWG). The NACWG is a member of the Crane Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) based in Gland, Switzerland. 


The WCCWG receives support from The Paul L King Charitable Foundation, The Foley/Frischkorn Wildlife and Conservation Fund, and Chevron Research and Technology Company and other appreciated supporters.



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