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Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Introduction

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“TOU”) BEFORE USING WWW.HOPETOWNUNITED.ORG (the “Site”).  By continuing to access, link to, or use the Site, including any information, features, and functionality located on the Site, you signify your acceptance of and agree to be legally bound by the TOU.

Hope Town United, Inc. (hereinafter, “We, Us, and Our”) is the owner and operator of the Site, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the TOU at any time, with or without notice to you.  Any such modifications shall be effective immediately, so you should continue to review the TOU whenever you access the Site for use. Your use of the Site, or any product or service on the Site, after the posting of modifications to the TOU will constitute your acceptance of the TOU, as modified.  If, at any time, you do not wish to accept the TOU, you should immediately discontinue any use of the Site. Any terms and conditions proposed by you which are in addition to or which conflict with the TOU are expressly rejected by us and shall be of no force or effect.

We and our licensors and suppliers of content, suppliers of equipment, agents, members, managers, officers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns may, at their sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue this Site, in whole or in part, or may prevent or restrict your use of the Site or any product or service on the Site, in each case with or without notice to you.  You agree that you do not have any rights in the Site and that we will have no liability to you if the Site is discontinued or your ability to access the Site or any content posted on the Site is terminated.

Unauthorized access, distribution, reproduction, copying, retransmission, publication, sale, exploitation (commercial or otherwise), or any other form of transfer of any portion of the Site, including but not limited to all content, is hereby expressly prohibited.

Content and Intellectual Property Rights

All content on the Site, including but not limited to, articles, other text, photographs, directories, images, guides, audio clips, and promotional copy, as well as the emblems, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, copyrightable material, service marks, and any other form of intellectual property (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) is owned by or licensed to us or third parties and are protected from unlawful use, replication, and distribution by copyright, trademark, publicity, and other laws.  Nothing in the TOU is to be interpreted as transferring or licensing any Intellectual Property to you. Unless specifically permitted in writing by us, you shall not duplicate, capture, trade, upload, or otherwise exploit in whole or in part any of the Intellectual Property.  Any use of the Intellectual Property other than as permitted by the TOU will constitute a violation of the TOU and may constitute copyright and/or patent infringement.

Copyrights

We respect the Intellectual Property of others and ask that our users do the same.  In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have designated a Copyright Agent to receive notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site.  Our Copyright Agent may be reached at info@hopetownunited.org.

Online Services; Permitted Use

The Site may contain various interactive portions, such as a message board or other types of features that allow users to post content on the Site (“Online Services”).  We have no obligation to actively monitor the Online Services, but we reserve the right to do so.  We are not responsible for, nor do we vouch for the accuracy of, the content of any user comments or other content that may be posted or uploaded by a user. User comments and other content posted or uploaded by a user (“User Content”) express the views and opinions of the User and do not necessarily reflect our views or opinions. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, delete, or refuse to post User Content, for any reason whatsoever.

If you believe that any User Content is inaccurate or objectionable, you should contact us by sending an email to info@hopetownunited.org. Please provide us with detailed information about the nature and location of the alleged objectionable material so that we may easily locate and investigate the same.

By using this Site, you agree that:

  1. You will not upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material or other content that: (i) is defamatory, libelous, disruptive, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, harmful, abusive, harassing, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or that otherwise violates any law; (ii) contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iii) infringes any person or entity’s intellectual property rights (including but not limited to, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property right).
  2. You will not impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  3. You will not repeatedly post the same or similar message (“flooding”) or post excessively large or inappropriate images or content.
  4. You will not distribute or publish unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including but not limited to, junk mail, spam and chain letters.
  5. You will not use this Site or upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of content on or through the Site for any purpose that impairs or limits our ability to operate and maintain this Site or any other person’s ability to access and use this Site.

User Content becomes public information. You should be very careful about posting personally identifiable information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. If you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from other Users in return.

If you submit any User Content, you grant to us, and any of our successors, licensees, assigns, and affiliates, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display the User Content, and in any other media, now known or hereafter devised.

If you choose to communicate or meet with other users of the Site, you are doing so at your own risk. We do not, and have no obligation to, verify the identity of or otherwise screen our users for any reason. You acknowledge that there are risks, including the risk of physical harm, when dealing with strangers or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you may come in contact through the Site.

This Site is meant for users 18 years old and over. We will not knowingly allow any user less than 18 years of age to submit any User Content to our Site.

Prohibited Use of the Site 

You may not attempt or cause to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site, by hacking, password “cracking,” or any other illegitimate means.  You may not breach or cause to breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any other systems or networks connected to the Site, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Site. You will not falsify your identity or impersonate another person engage in conduct that limits the use and enjoyment of the Site, or any part thereof, by other users in any way, in each case as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion.

In addition, you agree not to and will not assist another to:

  1. reverse engineer, disassemble, alter, decompile, duplicate, create derivative works from, make copies of, extract information from, distribute, license, lease, sell, resell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted by us;
  2. upload, post or store any materials that directly or indirectly contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar harmful mechanism;
  3. link to, mirror or frame any portion of the Site without our prior express written permission;
  4. scrape, index, survey, or data mine any portion of the Site or unduly burden or hinder the operation of the Site; or
  5. remove any notice of the proprietary rights of our licensors and us from any portion of the Site or printed version thereof.

Account Security

You may be asked to create a User Account in order to access certain portions of the Site.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, regardless of whether such use is authorized by you or not.

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy applies to your use of this Site, and its terms are made a part of these TOU by this reference.  To view Our Privacy Policy, click here.

Linking to the Site

Subject to the terms and conditions of this TOU, you are permitted to link to our homepage for the Site.  You may not link to the Site in a manner that may damage our reputation or take advantage of it or suggest an approval or endorsement without our prior written consent.  You may not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Links to Other Services 

This Site may contain links to independent third-party websites (“Linked Services”).  We provide these Linked Services solely for your convenience and do not control or endorse any of them.  We are not and cannot be responsible for the content, security, or privacy policies of such Linked Services.

Information Security

We have used commercially reasonable efforts to implement a variety of administrative, managerial, and technical security measures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized use and disclosure.  We cannot, however, guarantee security of the information collected by us and we cannot promise that such measures will prevent third party “hackers” from illegally accessing the Site or its contents. We are not responsible or liable for any third party access to or use of the information collected by us.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability 

We make no representations about the suitability, reliability, completeness, availability, timeliness or accuracy of the features of, or content on, this Site. We disclaim all liability in the event of any service failure.  You acknowledge that any reliance on such material or systems will be at your own risk.

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED SPECIFICALLY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION; USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR ANY LINKS OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE OR ANY PROVISION OF THE TOU, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.  WE CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR MATERIALS, INCLUDING ANY PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION, SUPPLIED BY YOU WILL NOT BE INTERCEPTED, DELETED, MISAPPROPRIATED OR USED BY OTHERS.  IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.

Indemnification

You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold us harmless and our affiliates, and its and their respective shareholders, officers, members, managers, directors, employees, agents and advisors, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, claims (including claims without legal merit or brought in bad faith), demands, damages, costs or expenses, causes of action, suits, proceedings, judgments, awards, executions and liens, including reasonable legal fees and costs (whether brought by third parties or otherwise) (collectively, “Claims“) due to or arising out of your use of the Site.  We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, which will not excuse your indemnity obligations under this Section.

International Issues

The owner of the Site is based in the United States.  If you choose to access the Site from outside of the United States you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.  You agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct, including all laws, rules, codes and regulations of the country in which you reside and the country from which you access the Site.  In addition, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, codes and regulations regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States. We make no representation that you will be able to obtain access to the Site, either within or outside of the United States.

Remedies for Breach 

If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these TOU, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the Site, we reserve the right to (i) remove your name and information from our notification lists; (ii) notify and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (iv) any other action which we deem to be appropriate.

If your registration with or ability to access the Site and/or any other product, content, or service provided to you is discontinued by us due to your violation of any portion of the TOU or for conduct otherwise inappropriate, in our sole discretion, for the Site, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the Site and/or any other product, content, tool, or service provided by us, through use of a different name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to the products, contents, or services provided by us to which your access has been terminated.  In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to immediately take any or all actions set forth in this section without any notice or warning to you. The remedies contained in the TOU are not the exclusive remedies for your breach, but will be in addition to all other remedies available to us by law or in equity.

Feedback

We appreciate your interest in improving and expanding the Site. If you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials relating to the platform, services or our business (“Feedback”), you hereby assign such Feedback to us, and you agree that we are free to use any Feedback, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products and services, without any liability or payment of any kind to you.

Governing Law

The TOU and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  You irrevocably agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Illinois with respect to any legal proceedings that may arise in connection, interpretation, or breach of the TOU. 

Waiver 

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Severability

If any provision of this TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then such court shall endeavor to give effect to the intentions reflected in the provision and the provision shall be deemed severable from these TOU and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Assignment

We may assign the TOU or any part of them, and we may delegate any of its obligations under the Agreements. You may not assign the Agreements or any part of them, nor transfer or sub-license your rights under the Agreements, to any third party.

Limitations on Claim

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Entire Agreement 

The TOU and any other terms and conditions of service on this Site (including our Privacy Policy), and its successor, constitute the entire agreement between you and Hope Town United and governs your use of the Site.

Changes to TOU

We may alter these TOU from time to time, and your use of the Site (or any part of the Site) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the TOU have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the TOU then you must immediately stop using the Site.