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Volunteer Square, Inc. - Terms of Service And Use

 

Volunteer Square, Inc. ("Volunteer Square, Inc.," "we," or "us") provides the Volunteer Square, Inc. site at URL: http://www.VolunteerSquare.com/ and through various other URLs in connection with our partner companies and organizations ("the Site") and the services offered on it, including but not limited to the Volunteer Square, Inc. online volunteer matching service (collectively, the "Services") to our users, whether they be Nonprofit Organizations or Organizations Eligible for 501c3 Status (nonprofits), volunteers, or other visitors to the Site ("you") under the following terms of service and use (the "Terms"). Please read the Terms carefully. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you exclusively under these Terms. By using the Services, you are stating that you have read and understand the Terms and that you agree to be bound by them. We reserve the right to terminate your use or access to the Services at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if we learn that you have provided false or misleading information or have violated the Terms.

1. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

You agree not to use the Services to: (a) violate any local, state, national or international law; (b) stalk, harass or harm another individual; (c) collect or store personal data about other users; (d) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or (e) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services or access to the Services. Without our written consent, you may not (a) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam); (b) use any high volume, automated, or electronic means to access the Services (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts); or (c) frame the Site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages. All information that you provide to us will be true, accurate and current.

2. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS

We may change the Terms from time to time. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Services. Continued use of the Services following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the revised Terms, inclusive of such changes. In addition, certain areas of the Services may be subject to additional terms of use. By using such areas, or any part thereof, you agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas. In the event that any of the additional terms of use governing such area conflict with these Terms, these Terms shall control.

3. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICES

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Services with or without notice to you. We shall not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Services. Continued use of the Services following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and satisfaction with the Services as so modified.

4. PRIVACY

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to provide certain personal information to us. All uses of your personal information will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you use the Site and/or the Services, you are accepting the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to have your information used in any of the ways described in the Privacy Policy, you must discontinue use of the Site and/or the Services.

5. THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND MONITORING

We are a distributor and publisher of content supplied by users of the Services and by other third parties. Accordingly, we have no editorial control over such content. Any services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information provided by other users of the Services, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) of that information and not of us. We neither endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on the Services by anyone other than authorized Volunteer Square, Inc. employees or Volunteer Square, Inc. spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review the content on the Services and your account to determine compliance with these Terms and any other operating rules established by us, to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request, or for other purposes. You understand and acknowledge that we do not monitor content for accuracy or reliability.

6. YOUR CONTENT; REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY

(a) You are solely responsible for content you provide to us to be published on our Site through our data entry forms ("Your Content"). When you register to use these Services, you will be required to provide certain information about yourself. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information about yourself, and to update this information when it changes. We act as a passive conduit for the distribution and publication of Your Content. However, we reserve the right to remove Your Content if we believe Your Content may create liability for us. You represent and warrant that Your Content (a) does not infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, including without limitation the laws and regulations governing export control; (c) is not defamatory or trade libelous; (d) is not pornographic or obscene; (e) does not violate any laws regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising; and (f) does not contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines.

(b) Members under the age of 18 must have parental consent before joining Volunteer Square, Inc., and children under the age of 13 may not register with Volunteer Square, Inc.. The Service is currently provided for free. Volunteer Square, Inc. reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time. Should Volunteer Square, Inc. provide to you a password that allows you to access certain parts of the Service, you will be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and your account information, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree that you will immediately notify Volunteer Square, Inc. of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security, and that you will log off of the Service at the end of each session to prevent fraud on your account by third parties.

(c) Volunteer Square, Inc. may choose to send you e-mail newsletters on a variety of topics - for example, informing you of membership benefits and features, letting you know of problems with the site or with services offered by Volunteer Square, Inc., or presenting you with the opportunity to buy selected products and services. You may elect not to receive these e-mail newsletters, and you may start or stop receiving such e-mail newsletters at any time by sending an e-mail to an address that shall be designated for that purpose. With your permission, Volunteer Square, Inc. may send you e-mails on behalf of pre-screened third parties containing promotional offers or opportunities that we believe may be of interest to you. You may elect to stop receiving such e-mails at any time by sending an e-mail to an account that shall be designated for that purpose.

(d) Volunteer Square, Inc. has no obligation to monitor the use of the Service by members. You acknowledge and agree that Volunteer Square, Inc. reserves the right to, and may from time to time, monitor any and all information transmitted or received through the Service for operational and other purposes. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied, and used for authorized purposes in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Use of the Service constitutes consent to such monitoring. Furthermore, Volunteer Square, Inc. reserves the right at all times to disclose any information posted on any portion of the Service as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post, or to remove, any information or materials, in whole or in part.

(e) Communications posted through the Service are provided by users such as you who are unaffiliated with Volunteer Square, Inc., and the user providing each such Communication is solely responsible for the content thereof. This means that you, and not Volunteer Square, Inc., are entirely responsible for all Communications that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Service. In using the Service or receiving e-mail messages from members through the Service, you should not assume that such messages have been reviewed by Volunteer Square, Inc., that such Communications contain correct information, or that the persons posting such Communications have accurately identified themselves and/or their affiliation with any third party. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Communications that are offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Volunteer Square, Inc. be liable in any way for any Communication, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Communication, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Communication posted, e-mailed, or otherwise transmitted via the Service. When using the Service, please be certain that anything you say does not compromise your personal safety. Do not provide your name, phone number, postal or e-mail address, your password, or any other personally identifying information to people you do not know.

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

You acknowledge that Volunteer Square, Inc. owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services, including without limitation, the Site, and all underlying software and technology, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights. "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all rights existing from time to time under patent law, copyright law, trade secret law, trademark law, unfair competition law, and any and all other proprietary rights, and any and all applications, renewals, extensions and restorations thereof, now or hereafter in force and effect worldwide.

 

8. DEALINGS WITH PARTNERS AND ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or ensuing relationship with nonprofit and public service organizations, volunteers, partners, advertisers, sponsors or other third parties found on or through the Services, including posting or acceptance of volunteer opportunities, and any other terms or conditions associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such parties. Volunteer Square, Inc. is not a lead generation service for freelancers. YOU AGREE THAT VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC. WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH DEALINGS, OR AS THE RESULT OF THE PRESENCE OF SUCH PARTIES ON THE SERVICES.

9. LINKS

Our provision of a link to any other site or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other site or location or its contents. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside Web sites or their content. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, OR LINKS FOUND AT ANY OTHER WEBSITE, INTERNET LOCATION, OR SOURCE OF INFORMATION, OR FOR YOUR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION.

10. TERMINATION

You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Services without prior notice, and remove and discard Your Content from the Site, for any reason and without prior notice, including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. FURTHER, YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES. You may discontinue your participation in and access to the Services at any time.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES. VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SERVICES OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION. VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY DEALINGS WITH OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO WITH ANY OTHER PARTIES THROUGH THE SERVICES. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, EFFORT AND RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES IS WITH YOU. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC OR THROUGH THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL VOLUNTEER SQUARE, INC OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SITE.

13. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

14. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Volunteer Square, Inc., its affiliates, officers, directors, co-branders and other partners (including third-party partners to whom Volunteer Square, Inc. may provide Your Content (Third Parties), employees, consultants and agents, from and against any and all third-party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (1) Your Content and any information you (or anyone accessing the Services using your password) submit, post or transmit through the Services, (2) your (or access to the Services as your) use of the Services, (3) your (or access to the Services as your) violation of these Terms, (4) your (or anyone using your account's) violation of any rights of any other person or entity or (5) any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines input by you into the Services.

15. TRADEMARKS

Certain of the names, logos, and other materials displayed in the Services constitute trademarks, tradenames, service marks or logos ("Marks") of us or other entities. You are not authorized to use any such Marks. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with us or those other entities.

16. COPYRIGHTS; RESTRICTIONS ON USE

The content of the Services ("Our Content"), including without limitation, text, databases, software, code, music, sound, photos, and graphics, is (1) copyrighted by Volunteer Square, Inc. and/or its licensors under United States and international copyright laws, (2) subject to other intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws, and (3) owned by Volunteer Square, Inc. or its licensors. Our Content may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without our prior written permission and the prior written permission of our applicable licensors, with the sole exception that one copy may be downloaded onto a single computer for (a) your personal, noncommercial use if you are a volunteer or (b) your archival purposes, if you are a nonprofit or public service organization. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any of Our Content.

17. MISCELLANEOUS

(a) The Terms constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The Terms and the relationship between you and Volunteer Square, Inc. shall be governed by the laws of the New York State, without giving effect to any choice of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of a different country or state. Any legal action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Terms, or your use of, the Services must be instituted exclusively in the federal or state courts located in New York County, New York and in no other jurisdiction. You further consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in, and agree to service of process issued or authorized by, any such court. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. 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 Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

(b) Volunteer Square, Inc. is pleased to hear from users and welcomes your comments regarding Volunteer Square, Inc.’s programs and services. Volunteer Square, Inc.’s policy does not allow it to accept or to consider creative ideas, suggestions, or materials other than those it has specifically requested. We hope that you will understand that the intent of this policy is to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by Volunteer Square, Inc.’s employees and agents might seem to be similar to creative works submitted by users. Accordingly, while we value your feedback, we must ask that you do not send original creative materials.

(c) Volunteer Square, Inc. may edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate, and otherwise use in any medium any Comments that you forward to Volunteer Square, Inc. and will own exclusively all such rights, titles, and interest and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of the Comments. Volunteer Square, Inc. is and shall be under no obligation to: (1) maintain any of your or any user's Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to you or any user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any of your or any other user's Comments.

(d) If you have agreed to allow your minor child, or a child for whom you are legal guardian (a "Minor"), to use the Service, you agree that you shall be solely responsible for: (a) the online conduct of such Minor; (b) monitoring such Minor's access to and use of the Service; and (c) the consequences of any use of the Service by such Minor. Children under the age of 13 should not register for any Service hereunder. Volunteer Square, Inc. relies on our users to be truthful in responding to these questions. If a user does not identify his/her proper age, we will have no way of verifying actual age with respect to our privacy policy.

(e) Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, Volunteer Square, Inc. hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the Electronic Frontier Foundation Web site, http://www.eff.org/pub/Censorship/Ratings_filters_labelling/, and at the America Links Up Web site, http://www.netparents.org/parentstips/browsers.html.

18. SURVIVAL

The terms of Sections 5 through 17 as well as any other limitations on liability explicitly set forth herein shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of the Terms for any reason. Our (and our licensors') proprietary rights (including any and all intellectual property rights) in and to Our Content and the Services shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of the Terms for any reason.

19. VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the Terms to info@Volunteer Square.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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