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Website Terms of Use

This Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute a binding agreement between you and Americares Foundation, Inc., and governs your access and use of any part of the “Americares Platform”, including this website (the “Site”), and any of the Content it contains.

By using any Americares websites, mobile applications, or social media (collectively the “Americares Platform”) or any of the text, graphics, name, trademarks, logo, user interfaces, visual interfaces, information, data, tools, products, services and other content (together, “Content”) contained therein, you hereby accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use.

This Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute a binding agreement between you and Americares Foundation, Inc., and governs your access and use of any part of the “Americares Platform”, including this website (the “Site”), and any of the Content it contains.

Throughout this policy, you will see the terms “Americares,” “we,” “our,” and “us.” These terms refer to Americares Foundation, Inc., a Connecticut non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms “I,” “you,” “your,” and “yours.” These terms refer to visitors to and users of the Americares Platform or any of the content contained therein.

Copyright and Permissions

AMERICARES COPYRIGHTS

In general, content on the Americares Platform is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America.

What you may do without permission: Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from this Site and to download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually, PDF, Word, or PowerPoint) for your own use. You may also use, without prior permission, text from posted press releases. You may also link to this Site and its contents without permission (except in circumstances described below); kindly let us know if you have done so.

What you must request permission to do: If you want to reproduce, publish, or incorporate other text or images from this website into other websites, publications, or other materials that you or others produce, contact social@americares.org for permission. If you want to link to the Site as a part of any website or other content that sells merchandise, sponsors events, or any other activity where funds or profits are purported to be donated to Americares, you must request permission to do so and contact social@americares.org.

For all materials and information used from our Americares Platform, we ask that you credit original sources as given. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit the appropriate website.

It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. You agree to indemnify Americares from any costs or claims for infringement of copyright in relation to copies of images or text from our Americares Platform.

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE

Americares is committed to complying with copyright and related laws, and requires all users of the Americares Platform to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content though the Americares Platform in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted using the Americares platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please see our DMCA Policy here [INSERT LINK] for further information.


Linking to the Americares Site
and Use of Content

Please be aware: by copying and/or downloading Content from the AMERICARES Platform, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use and any other terms and conditions that may be outlined elsewhere on this Site. Without limiting any other terms or conditions, the permission to use the Americares Site and Content, including our name and the logo and/or links bearing the name and logo, is subject to the following:

  1. Use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that Americares endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services, or your website.
  2. Your use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that Americares will benefit from the sale of any of your goods or services.
  3. Links bearing the name and logo may only be used for the purpose of linking to our Site as designated within the link.
  4. The links bearing the name and logo will always be active links.
  5. The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors, or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed, or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.
  6. The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear more prominently than your personal, company, product, or service website name.
  7. You will not transfer, assign, sell, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise exploit the name and logo or your link to us.
  8. The Americares name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any website that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, partisan material, political material, or firearms.
  9. Appropriate action by Americares may include, but is not limited to, the revocation of the right to use the name and logo and/or any links bearing the name and logo, in which event you agree to remove the name and logo and/or the links bearing the name and logo promptly, but in no event later than two business days of notice of revocation. 

It is improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.


Inappropriate Use of
Americares Content

It is inappropriate to use the Americares Platform or Content for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities. We define these terms as follows:

“Illegal activities” are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other intellectual property rights.

“Inappropriate uses” are any uses other than as permitted by this Terms of Use, or as may be permitted elsewhere on our Site.

“Obscene activities” are those that violate generally accepted social standards for use of this type of material or technology.

PLEASE BE AWARE: AMERICARES MAY SEEK APPROPRIATE ACTION TO TERMINATE ANY USES OF OUR CONTENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NAME AND LOGO AND LINKS BEARING OUR NAME AND LOGO IN THE EVENT WE, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, DETERMINE THAT YOUR USE DOES NOT CONFORM TO ANY OF THE CONDITIONS OF THIS TERMS OF USE OR AS PROVIDED ELSEWHERE ON OUR WEBSITE; INFRINGES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHTS OF AMERICARES OR A THIRD PARTY; ADVERSELY AFFECTS AMERICARES’S IMAGE, REPUTATION AND/OR OUR PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR PROGRAMS; VIOLATES ANY APPLICABLE LAW, REGULATION OR ORDINANCE; AND/OR IS A PROHIBITED ACTIVITY.

Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in action by Americares:

  1. Posting, transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through the Americares Platform or Content.
  2. Using the Americares Platform or our Content to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third party that is unwanted.
  3. Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that the Americares Platform remains available to all users, some elements of the Americares Platform may employ software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the Americares Platform service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.


Disclaimers

LINKS TO OTHER SITES/DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT

The Americares Platform may include links to websites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site. Americares does not endorse any third party links included in content created and maintained by other public and private organizations that we may include on the Americares Platform.

Reference on the Americares Platform to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site’s visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Americares. The views and opinions of authors expressed on the Americares Platform do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Americares.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL AMERICARES OR ITS DONORS/SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE), WHICH INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, EVEN IF AMERICARES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

With respect to the content of the Americares Platform, Americares makes no warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to content available from the Americares Platform or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, Americares assumes no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed on the Americares Platform or freedom from computer viruses, and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE AMERICARES PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU ASSUME ALL RISK. THE AMERICARES PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE,” “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AMERICARES AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE AMERICARES PLATFORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AMERICARES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE AMERICARES PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE AMERICARES PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE AMERICARES PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AMERICARES IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Connecticut. Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Terms or its subject matter must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. These Terms and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Americares with respect to its contents.

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