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This page (together with the documents referred to in it) sets out the terms and conditions (“Terms & Conditions”) on which you may make use of the website at (the “website”) whether as a guest or registered user.  Use of our website includes accessing, browsing or registering to use our site.  Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the website as these will apply to your use of the website.  We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.  Access and use by you of the website constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms & Conditions.  If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions, please refrain from using the website.

These Terms & Conditions refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our website:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.


About us and the website

The website is a site operated by World Green Building Council, INC.(“WorldGBC”) a New York not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business at 7030 Woodbine Avenue – Suite 500, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L3R 6G2. These Terms & Conditions operate for the benefit of World Green Building Council. References to “we” “us” and “our” in these Terms & Conditions shall refer to World Green Building Council and its affiliated entities – make ref to regions.


Contact information

7030 Woodbine Avenue – Suite 500, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L3R 6G2



Website changes

We may update the website from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.


Accessing the website

Our website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our website or any content on it will always be available or be uninterrupted.  Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw, suspend, discontinue, amend or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the website, or the entire website, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions.  If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms & Conditions and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.


Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

World Green Building Council either owns or has the right to use or licence all intellectual property rights in the website, and the material published on it.  These works (including the website are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the website to which you have access, for your personal use.  However, you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.  You must not use any part of the materials on the website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from World Green Building Council or its licensors.  The status of World Green Building Council (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the website must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Additional restrictions may apply to restricted areas of the website. In particular, where any material posted in a restricted area of the website is marked “confidential” or should reasonably be deemed confidential you must respect and comply with the relevant duty of confidentiality.

Any names, images and logos identifying World Green Building Council are proprietary marks of World Green Building Council.  Copying of our logos or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from us or the relevant licensor. Requests for permission to use the logos of World Green Building Council or third party logos should be emailed to Please ensure that you tell us how and why you wish to use the logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number and email.


Uploading content to the website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to the website, or make contact with other users of the website, you must comply with the standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy and any other terms or guidelines applicable to that feature. You warrant and undertake to ensure that any such contribution does comply with those standards, is not defamatory, offensive or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate and does not infringe any third party’s privacy, intellectual property or other rights, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty and undertaking.  If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.  We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the website if, in our opinion, such material or post does not comply with the standards set out herein and in the Acceptable Use Policy or is otherwise (in our sole discretion) deemed not appropriate for the website.

Any content you upload to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we (and other users of the website) have the right to use, store, copy, distribute and disclose and make available to third parties any such material for any purpose.  We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

World Green Building Council will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the website.  The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the website, please contact


Hyperlinking to the website

You may link to our homepage, provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.  You must not establish a link in such a way or frame this website on any other website in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.  Our website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the home page.  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.  The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.  If you wish to make any use of material on the website other than that set out above, please address your request to


Hyperlinks to other websites

Where the website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites and resources, are not responsible for the content or reliability of those websites or resources, do not necessarily endorse any views expressed within them, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse the website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the website. You must not attack the website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-serve attack.  By breaching this provision you would commit a criminal offense under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.  In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.  We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs and viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site.  You should use your own virus protection software.

We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage caused by a distributed denial of service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or your downloading of any content posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Reliance and liability

The content on our website is provided for general information only.  It is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website.  Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English or other applicable law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our website for domestic and private use.  You agree not to use our website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


Personal Information

By using the website, you consent to the processing of your information as set out in our Privacy Policy. Please note, where you decide to share any of your personal information on the website, World Green Building Council and its regions will not be responsible for any use of such information by other users of the website.



We may amend these Terms & Conditions at any time by amending this page.  Please check this page from time to time to notice of any changes we made as they are binding on you.



These Terms & Conditions, their subject matter and formation are governed by the laws of the State of New York (USA), without regard to such jurisdiction’s choice of law principles.  You and we both agree that the courts of the  State of New York (USA) will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising under these Terms & Conditions.

If you are a business, these Terms & Conditions, their subject matter and formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by State of New York (USA) law.  We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Netherlands.


Contact us

For more information about our terms and conditions, please contact us at the following address:

World Green Building Council
Suite 01, Suite 02,
Fox Court,
14 Gray’s Inn Road,