Legal Documents

Please read our Articles of Incorporation and other legal documents if you have any questions about the legal status, standing or authority in law regarding Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation, Inc. of Kentucky or of its decentralized autonomous organization Globcal International, or any of its programs; the authoritative documentation is presented here.

Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation, Inc.

The following documents and pages are provided as a matter of the public record. The documents are present on our website for the convenience of members and the organization's officers. They are also presented to provide transparency to donors and potential members.

Legal Documents

Legal Status Documents

These are the most basic documents required to operate legally in the United States and are adequate for operating overseas under the standards of common law customs. Other documents are available based on the name of the document or its requirement under law of a particular nation. All documents available here in HTML are also available in PDF format from originals.

Lawsuits, Complaints or Cease and Desist Demands

Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation, Inc. does not encourage, invite or provoke lawsuits or civil complaints. Ecology Crossroads will not retain an attorney for any actions it takes: if necessary will send a commissioned officer if summoned by the court or a civil authority within the Commonwealth of Kentucky the United States, in all places outside of Kentucky we will petition the court to appoint an attorney for us if our designated officer cannot be recognized by the court. Ecology Crossroads takes very seriously cease and desist letters that are properly served to the General Counsel, Executive Officer, President and Registered Agent by both email and if legally necessary by postal mail as well. C&D Letters sent by postal mail only require 60-90 days, so be aware of this considering your IP has been recorded and reading this page has been logged, therefore consider yourself duly informed and notified.

Most likely any civil complaint can be quickly resolved, it is also likely that any complaint a party may have with Ecology Crossroads is normally going to involve intellectual property, public domain, or the realm of the Creative Commons with one of our programs that we are endorsing, funding, or sponsoring, or one that belongs to us like the unincorporated or commissioned activities of Globcal International. Matters addressing intellectual property must be expressed in detail, most likely we have already considered the impact, priority and legality of the term or idea that you are claiming. We are open to discourse resulting in practical settlements, we are willing to disambiguate situations quickly and efficiently to satisfy the parties.

If you do plan to take us to court, you should realize we have successfully defended trademark and copyright matters in the past resulting in summary judgements or dismissal of verified complaints and years of litigation costing the plaintiffs hundreds of thousands in legal expenses. All three lawsuits were Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation involving the public domain, all three were solidly defeated despite their protagonists being greatly relieved the cases were dismissed or vacated. Ecology Crossroads operates within the limits of the law, it always has and always will.

Listed on GuideStar ®

In 2020 to do business better and once again engage the public in our efforts we were re-certified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt. Since we were inactive from 2010-2020 we had to settle on a Bronze Seal, in December of 2020 we got our Silver, by May of 2021 we got our Gold and by 2022 we received our Platinum Seal.