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Acceptance of these Terms
The Website is offered and available to guests and registered users. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you meet the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.
Changes to these Terms
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them. The date of the last update of these Terms is set forth above.
Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website, including any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website to certain users, including registered users.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Website, including its entire contents, features, and functionality (including all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof), is owned by Student Freedom Initiative, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
These Terms permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on the Website, except as follows:
· Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
· You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
· You may print a copies of the pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution, unless further reproduction, publication or distribution is expressly permitted by the applicable pages.
You must not:
· Modify copies of any materials from the Website.
· Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Website.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website.
If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Student Freedom Initiative. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
The Student Freedom Initiative name, the Student Freedom Initiative logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of Student Freedom Initiative. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Student Freedom Initiative. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners or their licensees.
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Website or any portion or element thereof:
· In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.
· To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Student Freedom Initiative, a Student Freedom Initiative employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing).
· To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm Student Freedom Initiative or users of the Website or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
· Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other person’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
· Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
· Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
· Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with, or taken any steps intended to interfere with, the proper working of the Website, including attacking the Website via denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
· Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
· Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
· Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
User Generated Content and Submissions
The Website includes the ability for you to submit to us information and other content, which may include text, photos, videos, audio recordings or other files, information or data (“Submission”). By providing any Submission to us, you represent, warrant, covenant and agree that:
· you have all right, title and interest in and to the Submission, including without limitation all copyrights therein, or are a representative of the owners of such copyrights with the authority to grant to us the rights and waivers set forth in these Terms;
· if your Submission includes the image or likeness of any other people, you have permission from those people to give Student Freedom Initiative the right to use, modify and distribute the Submission (including their image or likeness included therein) as set forth in these Terms;
· your Submission does not and will not violate any contract or third party rights, including any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person;
· your Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws; and
· all of the information included in your Submission is accurate and complete.
In addition, by providing us with a Submission, you hereby irrevocably license to us the right to digitize, modify, alter, edit, adapt, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, copy, reproduce, use, sell, rent, license, and permit others to use, the Submission (including any intellectual property rights therein and any portion thereof), including any derivative works thereof, in perpetuity throughout the universe and in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including internet-based applications, internet streaming and downloading, websites (including the Website), other digital transmission or delivery methods, mobile applications, social media posts, television broadcast, cablecast, and satellite, home video, video on demand, radio, and print publications, on any platform without further consent from or any royalty, payment, or other compensation to you.
You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to review or approve any Submission before they are used by us or at any other time, and that we have no liability to you for any editing or alteration of the Submission, or for any distortion or other effects resulting from our editing, alteration, or use of the Submission, or our presentation of you. Any acknowledgment or credit of you in connection with the Submission, if any, shall be determined by us in our sole discretion.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby irrevocably waive all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, and expenses, including but not limited to claims for copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, libel, defamation, invasion of any rights of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, physical or emotional injury or distress, or any similar claim or cause of action in tort, contract, or any other legal theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world (collectively, “Claims”) arising directly or indirectly from our exercise of our rights under these Terms or the exhibition, advertising, promotion, exploitation, or other use of the Submission, and whether resulting in whole or in part by our or any other person’s negligence, covenant not to make or bring any such Claim against us and our agents, employees, and representatives, and forever discharge us from liability under such Claims. You understand that we are relying on your agreement to these Terms, and you agree that the license granted to us pursuant to these Terms cannot be terminated, rescinded, or modified, in whole or in part. You waive your right to injunctive and other equitable relief in the event of a dispute with us relating to your Submission. You will not have the right to enjoin or interfere with the use, distribution or exploitation of the Submission or any derivative works thereof.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to:
· Take appropriate legal action, including referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
· Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any or no reason, including any violation of these Terms.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Website
Online Donations and Other Terms
All donations or other transactions through the Website or resulting from visits made by you to the Website are subject to these Terms and any other terms and conditions offered as part of the donation or other transactions.
Acceptance and Cancellation
You agree that your donation is provided under these terms. After having received your donation made through the Website, we will send you a confirmation email with details of your donation. Acceptance of your donation will take place when you receive our donation confirmation email. You have the option to cancel your donation at any time before we have sent you a confirmation email by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices and Payment Terms
Terms of payment are within our sole discretion and payment must be received by us before our acceptance of a donation. We or our partners accept all major credit cards, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover. We also accept donation payments via PayPal and Zelle. You represent and warrant that (i) the credit card or other payment information you supply to us is true, correct, and complete, (ii) you are duly authorized to use such credit card or other source of payment for the donation, (iii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card or other payment company, and (iv) you will pay charges incurred by you, including all applicable taxes, if any.
Returns and Refunds
There are no refunds, returns or exchanges (and you hereby waive your right to the same). In our sole discretion, we may grant refunds, returns or exchanges on a case-by-case basis.
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features
You may link to the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
· Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Website.
· Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website.
· Cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us solely with respect to the content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not otherwise:
· Establish a link to the Website from any website that is not owned by you.
· Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other website, for example, by framing, deep linking, or in-line linking.
· Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage, donation page or any other page that we agree to your linking in writing.
· Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms.
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice in our discretion.
We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
Links from the Website
If the Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The owner of the Website is based in Washington D.C. in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that content or files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other harmful code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF STUDENT FREEDOM INITIATIVE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS (OTHER THAN SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT SHIP GOODS), AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE) EXCEED FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50.00 USD).
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Student Freedom Initiative, its licensors, its service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of the Website, including any use of the Website content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information obtained from the Website.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction) that would apply the laws of another jurisdiction. Venue shall rest exclusively in the courts situated in the State of Delaware, New Castle County. If any part of these Terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms.
Any waiver by Student Freedom Initiative of any term or condition set out in these Terms must be in writing and executed by a Student Freedom Initiative employee with the authority to bind us. No waiver by Student Freedom Initiative of any term or condition set out in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Student Freedom Initiative to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Changes to the Website and the Terms
We may update the content on the Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.