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811 Logo Terms of Use

The Common Ground Alliance (“CGA”) would like to thank you for your interest in the educational use and promotion of the CGA 811 Logo(s). While we welcome the use of the 811 Logo(s) for publication and promotional purposes in furtherance CGA’s mission to prevent damage to underground infrastructure and facilities, the 811 Logo(s) are made available solely under the conditions of these Terms of Use.

The following Terms of Use constitute a legal Agreement between you and the Common Ground Alliance (“CGA”). You must agree to all of these Terms of Use before downloading or utilizing any 811 Logo(s) of the CGA.

CGA’s 811 Logo(s) are comprised of the following United States Patent and Trademark Office registered trademarks and are hereafter collectively referred to as “the 811 Logo(s).”

Trademark Registration/Application Number Registration/Application Date
U.S. Reg. No. 3357667 December 18, 2007
U.S. Reg No. 3396241 March 11, 2008
U.S. Reg No. 3399889 March 18, 2008

Downloading and use of the 811 Logo(s) or any other CGA artwork forms a binding legal agreement between the party accessing the artwork (“You” or “Your”) and the Common Ground Alliance (“CGA”, or “We” or “Our”).

1. Updating of 811 Logo(s) and Terms of Use

The CGA may update the 811 Logo(s) from time to time. If You intend to use the 811 Logo(s), please be sure to use the most current version, which a can be found at the CGA website

The CGA reserves the right to update these Terms of Use without prior notice. Changes to the Terms of Use will be posted on the CGA website and on and will become effective two (2) weeks after posting for all future downloads.

2. License to Use 811Logo(s) and Restrictions on Use

CGA grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to view and use the artwork associated with the 811 Logo(s) in accordance with this Terms of Use and the 811 Usage Guide. CGA reserves the right to suspend or revoke, in its sole discretion, this license at any time.

The CGA 811 Logo(s) are protected by applicable intellectual property laws, including but not limited to federal trademark and copyright protection(s), and are for educational and noncommercial use unless prior explicit consent is given by the CGA. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are expressly reserved by the CGA.

3. Educational and Non-Commercial Use Defined: Acceptable educational and non-commercial uses of the 811 Logo(s):

The CGA logo(s) must be unaltered and appear as provided by the CGA. The examples in the 811 Usage Guide in connection with font, color and location of the various logo elements must be strictly followed. Any modification of the 811 Logo(s) elements will be deemed a violation of this license.

A.  Commercial Products: The 811 Logo(s) may be used by commercial organizations solely to educate the public about the CGA’s 811 campaign(s) and other CGA 811 messages. The 811 Logo(s) are not intended for the purpose of promoting the sale of Your products. To the extent that You have concerns regarding compliance with these conditions, CGA will, when appropriate, provide You with prior written consent. Such prior consent will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. In all circumstances the 811 Logo(s) must portray the CGA in the manner the CGA holds itself out to the marketplace. No parody, satire, humor, or other use may be made of the 811 Logo(s).

B.  Marketing Materials: In all situations where the 811 Logo(s) are used in connection with print or web based communications you must include the following attribution to the CGA in the same size type as is in prevalent use on the same page as the 811 Logo(s) appear: “The 811 Logo is a registered trademark of the Common Ground Alliance.”

C.  Promotional Items: The 811 Logo(s) may be used on promotional items designed to promote the CGA’s 811 message that are distributed free of charge. Examples of these types of uses can include shirts, hats, pens, coffee cups, stickers and similar uses. The 811 Logo(s) cannot be used on any product which would be in bad taste, pornographic, or otherwise not in the spirit of the CGA’s mission. In all uses under this paragraph the 811 Logo(s) must be accurately reproduced in its entirety and consistent with the 811 Usage Guide. Under no circumstances may any promotional products produced under this paragraph be sold.

5. Additional Legal Terms and Conditions

The 811 Logo(s) have been created exclusively by the CGA and are the property of CGA. You are not permitted to commercially exploit any of the 811Logo(s), create any derivative works, transfer, and sublicense, modify, assign or transfer any 811 Logo(s) without the express written permission from the CGA.

All CGA 811 Logo(s) must be used “as they appear” and are not to be altered without express written permission of the CGA. Failure to comply with any of the terms, restrictions, conditions, or limitations in these Terms of Use will result in automatic termination of this non-exclusive license.

No other website is allowed to offer the CGA 811 Logo(s) from their website in any way shape or form without the express written consent of the CGA.

In the event that the CGA requests the removal of the 811 Logo(s), You agree to remove the 811 Logo(s) from your server, hard drive, website, diskette, any CD Rom, Zip drive, network drive, or any forms of electronic/hard storage media within 24 hours or less of being notified in writing.

I Accept the Common Ground Alliance 811 Logo Terms of Use

Please type name above to indicate signature for this agreement. By submitting this form, you have agreed to the terms of use outlined above.

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