Terms and Conditions of Use

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Terms and Conditions of Use

Thank you for visiting CommunityCause.org (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”). PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE.

Your use of the Site is subject to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms & Conditions”). If you prefer not to accept any of these Terms & Conditions, please exit the Site immediately. Your continued access to our Site implies that you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms & Conditions, including the confidentiality rules. If the Site makes a material modification to these Terms & Conditions, including the Privacy Policy, it will notify you by displaying a prominent announcement above the text of these Terms & Conditions or the Privacy Policy, as appropriate, for thirty (30) days.

By using this Site, you are promising that you are above 18 years of age and/or have the express permission of your parent(s) or caregiver(s) to use this Site. ONLY individual older than 18 years of age can participate in Join the Club!

COPYRIGHT, REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

This Site in its entirety as well as all the articles contained on this Site are protected by the laws governing copyright, registered trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights. Any and all articles uploaded to the Site are the property of the Site. Such articles include items such as photos, images, illustrations, texts, video clips, audio clips, drawings, logos, registered trademarks, graphics and other materials appearing on this Site, as well as the software used for designing and implementing the Site. All rights are reserved worldwide. The CommunityCause.org or Community Cause name and brand, as well as all the other brand names associated with CommunityCause.org mentioned on this Site, whether registered or not, are trademarks or international service marks of CommunityCause.org. The data contained on this Site is presented for information and promotion purposes only. The sharing of information and articles from this Site gives you no right, title or interest with respect to such documents or software.

SUGGESTIONS AND SUBMISSIONS

You hereby agree that all comments, suggestions, know-how, concepts, photos, testimonials, and all articles or documents communicated or entrusted through this Site or by any other means (hereinafter referred to as the “Suggestions”) shall not be deemed as confidential and shall not be your property. All Suggestions shall automatically become the property of the Site as soon as they are made. The fact of making a Suggestion shall transfer to the Site all rights, titles and interests, including the copyrights, linked to the Suggestions. The Site shall have no obligation (i) to preserve the confidential nature of any Suggestion; (ii) to compensate financially anyone in exchange for or in connection with a Suggestion; or (iii) to reply to or acknowledge receipt of any Suggestion made to it. You hereby assert and guarantee that none of your Suggestions infringe on the rights of a third party, with respect to copyright, registered trademarks, patents, trade secrets, private life or any other personal or property rights. By making a Suggestion, you acknowledge that the Site may (but is not obliged to) copy, publish, disseminate or use this Suggestion for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotional or product development purposes or any other commercial purpose, without any financial compensation being payable to you or any other person. You are and shall remain liable for the content of any Suggestion made by you.

INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. You are also prohibited from posting or transmitting any virus, worm, time bomb, Trojan horse, automated device, spider, crawler, bot, or routine that can collect unauthorized information or interfere with or disrupt the operations of the Web Site, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. In addition to any remedies that the Site or its affiliates may have at law or in equity, if the Site or their affiliates reasonably determine that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, the Site may take any action it reasonably deems necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, the immediate removal from the Web Site of such materials. The Site, their affiliates or their service providers will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing the Site, their affiliates or their service providers to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

LINKS

This Site may contain links to other Internet sites. The Site and its Companies shall not be held liable for the availability or content of such sites or any article contained on or obtained through such sites. Any link to another site or any reference to information, products or services supplied by third parties, in no way imply that the Site and its Companies have given its approval concerning those sites or articles. Any question or comment concerning any other site must be sent to that site’s operator. No link with the Site is authorized without the Site’s prior written approval.

DISCLAIMER

CommunityCause.org is a site for and about non-profits, government agencies, educational institutions, businesses, other organizations and end users . No information in CommunityCause.org is guaranteed. Please visit the specific non-profits and organizations for the information that you are interested in to ensure it is accurate.

CommunityCause.org accepts no responsibility for any liability or for any injury or damages to any person or property caused by any listed animal, as well as any cause of action, claims, suits or demands whatsoever that may arise as a result of such injury or damage.

The articles appearing on the Site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Site shall not be held liable for any inaccuracy or error, or for loss or damage caused by or resulting from the use of information obtained on or through the Site. It is up to you to assess the information and any other content available on or through the Site. The Site and the information and articles appearing on it are liable to be modified at all times, possibly without further notice or advance warning.

Important: If you have an emergency situation, please call 911 or some other relevant professional or government agency. We strive to work quickly, but the services on CommunityCause.org are not set up to address immediate emergencies.

Please Note: All people offering or needing donated items or services are community volunteers who are members of the public. They are NOT CommunityCause.org volunteers and they have not been screened by us. Use your own judgement on who to meet up with for donated items or donated services. Please follow and use the same caution as you would anywhere else on the internet. Stay safe & use caution.

Also, please note that all community volunteers helping to answer inquiries, questions & concerns are community volunteers who believe, by their own evaluation, that they have some experience or expertise in the various areas. Use your own judgement on what advice to follow and use the same caution as you would anywhere else on the internet. These community volunteers respond to inquiries as they would on a “forum” or “thread”. The helpful folks who assist you are not screened and are not CommunityCause.org volunteers. Share only information that you would feel comfortable sharing elsewhere on the internet. This is an online, Free service. Please let us know if anyone tries to charge you, pressures you to give personal information or insists on meeting in person. Stay safe & use caution.

Disclaimer for Youth: Important! You must receive parental permission before using any of the tools and features of the CommunityCause.org web platform. The nonprofit groups & philanthropic organizations that are requesting help from youth volunteers are not screened and are not CommunityCause.org volunteers. Use your own judgement on who to contact and use the same caution as you would anywhere else on the internet. Stay safe & use caution. Share only information that you would feel comfortable sharing elsewhere on the internet. Keep your parents involved and contact organizations only after getting permission from your parents.

NO GUARANTEE

This Site and its contents are provided “as is” and “within the limit of their availability”. The Site and its Companies shall not be held liable and provides no guarantee of any kind, whether express or implicit, including any guarantee as to the title or the absence of malevolent programs (such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses) or implicit guarantee as to trade value or suitability for a particular use, and expressly disclaims all liability and all guarantee.

The Site and its Companies shall bear no liability and cannot guarantee that the information contained on the Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date, that the Site contains no defect or that any such defect shall be corrected. By using this Site, you agree to do so at your own risk and assume full responsibility for any impossibility to use the Site, any loss of data and the costs related to any assistance or repair of any hardware and/or software used by you for connecting to the site, and you agree to hold the Site and its Companies harmless for any damage whatsoever that may be caused by, result from or be connected to your use of the Site. In cases where the applicable law does not permit the exclusion of implicit guarantees, some or possibly all of the disclaimer clauses mentioned above may not apply to you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The Companies shall under no circumstances be held liable for any actual, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damage, or any other damage, whatever its nature, even if the Site and its Companies were previously informed of the possibility of such damage, whether during a contractual action, a prejudice or any other theory, resulting from, or connected to the use, incapacity to use or execution of information, products or documents on this Site. As some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damage, some or even all of the limitations mentioned above may not apply to you.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

You represent, warrant and covenant your use of the Site will comply with these Terms & Conditions.

APPLICABLE LAW

The laws of the State of Delaware will govern these Terms & Conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. In connection with any litigation, without limiting our right to bring and action against you in any jurisdiction, you further agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the state and federal courts located in Delaware.

TERMS OF USE OF SITE

You may use the Service, the Site, and the information, writings, images and/or other works that you see, hear or otherwise experience on the Site (singly or collectively, the “Content”) solely for your non-commercial, personal purposes. No right, title or interest in any Content is transferred to you, whether as a result of downloading such Content or otherwise. CommunityCause.org reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in all Content. Except as expressly authorized by this Agreement, you may not use, alter, copy, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any Content obtained from the Site or the Service, except as expressly permitted by CommunityCause.org. CommunityCause.org reserves the right to edit information for brevity of content or grammatical errors.

IMPORTANT: Please note that we are striving to make CommunityCause.org “The Happiest Place on the Internet” and a very positive experience for all. For this reason, anyone found to have a confirmed incident of cyberbullying on this website or bullying in the real world will be subject to having all of their postings deleted and will not be allowed to post projects. This behavior along with complaining, badmouthing, railing against individuals, organizations, politics or other issues will not be allowed. There are plenty of places on the internet where this is allowed. It does not fit the goal and mission of CommunityCause.org and all such postings will be deleted! The one exception is in “What Bugs You?” projects where you are asked to describe what is not working so that we all can make an effort to make a positive change. Everywhere else on the CommunityCause.org website is geared towards striving to create projects that make the world a better place.

A good rule of thumb before posting is to ask yourself these questions before posting anywhere on CommunityCause.org:

Is it true?
Is it necessary?
Is it kind?

and

Is it helpful? Does it help us to solve a social or environmental problem? Does it help us accomplish our goals?

Thank you for helping CommunityCause.org to fulfill its mission! Thank you for helping us to have a positive influence in the world!

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