Introduction

(Comparative Packaging Assessment) was developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a project of the Green Blue Institute (GreenBlue). is an online software tool for use by packaging designers and engineers to assess and compare the human and environmental impacts of their packaging designs. helps users understand the tradeoffs of material selection based on life cycle impact calculations for a series of metrics including: resource consumption, environmental emissions and material health. also provides information on recycled content, sourcing and solid waste.

environmental profiles represent a simplification of the actual interactions between a package design and the environment, and are based on industry average, third-party verified data that are subject to considerable uncertainty. In addition, the data in are limited to a certain number of materials, cover only three life-cycle phases (manufacturing, conversion and end-of-life) and do not address performance or cost considerations for a material. For these reasons, is intended to and should be only one source of information used to make package design decisions. Your access to and use of is conditioned upon your payment of any required license fee to GreenBlue and your adherence to the terms of this agreement with GreenBlue, the owner of , and all intellectual property rights associated with .

Grant of License

The license granted hereunder authorizes you, the user, to use, execute, and display on the user’s computer. This license is non-transferable and revocable.

Restrictions
  1. is copyrighted and trademarked. may not be copied, rented, leased, modified, reverse engineered, have derivatives made, have data extracted, or be transferred or transmitted to third parties. You may not use the metrics, underlying raw data, or life-cycle impact assessment results for any purpose other than the operation of without the express written consent of GreenBlue.
  2. and the data generated by cannot be used in any marketing or advertising claims for any product, service or company.
  3. The user agrees to use its best efforts to protect from any violations of the above restrictions.
  4. This license and the user’s right to access and use automatically terminates without further notice if user fails to comply with any of the restrictions contained in this agreement.
No Warranties

GreenBlue makes no express warranties regarding , including any warranties concerning the accuracy and completeness of or the accuracy, completion and availability of any user data stored online for use with . is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranty of performance or any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of the intellectual property rights of others.

The user understands and agrees that GreenBlue does not represent or warrant that packages designed using input from are safe, in compliance with federal regulatory requirements, or otherwise have legal protection from any liability claims. GreenBlue does not accept responsibility for damage in any form that may result from the use of .

No Liability for Damages

In no event, whether as a result of a breach of contract, warranty or tort (including negligence), will GreenBlue, its company, its agents or representatives, and/or anyone who has been involved in the creation or development of , be liable to the user for any damages, including any lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, special, indirect, consequential or similar damages arising out of the use or inability to use , or due to the contents of , including any damages arising out of environmental claims, even if GreenBlue or any person or organization that has been involved in developing or maintaining has been advised of any claims or the possibility of any claims for damages.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, nor exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to the user.

Indemnification

User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GreenBlue against any loss, damage or expense (including attorney's fees) and costs incurred by GreenBlue as a result of any claims, actions, or proceedings brought by any third parties against GreenBlue arising out of the user’s use of .

Termination By GreenBlue

GreenBlue may at its sole discretion immediately terminate this license and user’s access to and use of with or without cause, upon providing user with notice thereof. In the event of termination, user must immediately permanently delete, erase and destroy all access codes and passwords within its possession or control and certify in writing to GreenBlue that all such actions have been taken.

Jurisdiction

This User Restrictions and License Agreement is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia.