Last updated: June 2013
CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
CFC reserves the right to change these Terms at any time and at its sole discretion. If CFC makes changes to these Terms, it will provide notice of such changes, such as by sending you an email, by providing notice through the Services, or by updating the “Last updated” date at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes will confirm that you accept the changed Terms. CFC encourages you to review the Terms regularly to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services. If you do not agree to the changed Terms, you must stop using the Services.
To access certain areas and features of the Services, you must register for an account using the activation key provided to you by CFC. If you register an account, you will (a) provide accurate, truthful, current, and complete account information; (b) maintain and promptly update your account information to keep it accurate, current, and complete; (c) maintain the security of your account; (d) promptly notify CFC if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Services; and (e) accept all risks of unauthorized access to your account information and any other information you provide to CFC.
COPYRIGHT AND LIMITED LICENSE
Unless otherwise indicated, the Services and all content and other materials in the Services, including, without limitation, the Committee for Children logo, Second Step logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “CFC Materials”) are the proprietary property of CFC or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Notwithstanding any agreement you may have with CFC that includes broader license rights to the Services or any CFC Materials therein, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to (i) access and use the Services, (ii) download CFC Materials that are expressly provided through the Services for download, and (iii) electronically copy (except where prohibited without a license) and print to hard copy parts of the CFC Materials, but in each instance solely for your informational, noncommercial, and personal use or otherwise in accordance with a written agreement between you and CFC. This license is subject to these Terms and, except as expressly permitted on the Services or under a separate written agreement between you and CFC, you do NOT have the right to do any of the following: (a) sell, resell, or commercially use the Services or the CFC Materials; (b) distribute, publicly perform, or publicly display any part of the CFC Materials; (c) publish or reproduce any part of the CFC Materials on the Internet or any external websites, networks, or servers; (d) modify or otherwise make any derivative uses of any part of the Services or the CFC Materials; (e) use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) download (other than via page caching) any part of the Services or the CFC Materials that are not expressly provided by CFC for download; or (g) use any part of the Services or the CFC Materials for anything other than for their intended purposes. You will not obscure any copyright notices or other legends or notices appearing on any part of the CFC Materials and will ensure that all permitted copies of the CFC Materials contain the same copyright notice and other legends or notices that appear on the copies provided by CFC or as otherwise may be instructed by CFC. Any use of the Services or the CFC Materials other than as specifically authorized by these Terms or in writing by CFC is strictly prohibited and will terminate your license to the Services and the CFC Materials. Such unauthorized use also may violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise.
REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, CFC has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at CFC’s sole discretion, accounts of account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. CFC also may, at its sole discretion, limit access to the Services and terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
If you believe that anything in the Services infringes on any copyright you own or control, you may file a notification with CFC’s Designated Agent as set forth below:
Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Cynthia Ahlquist
Address to Send Notification: 2815 Second Avenue,
Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 1-800-634-4449
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 206-438-6760
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. If you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by CFC or the alleged infringer as the result of CFC relying on such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
“Committee for Children,” “Second Step,” the CFC logos, and any other CFC product or service name or slogan contained in the Services are trademarks of CFC and its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CFC or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Committee for Children” or any other name, trademark, or product or service name of CFC without CFC’s prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark, or trade dress of CFC and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without CFC’s prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, and names or logos mentioned in the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by CFC.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the home page of the Services for noncommercial purposes, provided that (a) such link does not portray CFC in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner, and (b) the linking site does not contain any obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use any CFC logo or other proprietary graphic of CFC to link to the Services without CFC’s express written permission. You may not, without CFC’s express written permission, use, frame, or utilize framing techniques to enclose CFC’s trademark, logo, or other proprietary information, including the images found in the Services, the content of any text, or the layout or design of any page or form contained on a page of the Services.
CFC makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature, or reliability of any third-party websites accessible via hyperlink or linking to the Services. These websites are not under the control of CFC, and CFC is not responsible for any embedded content or the contents of these websites, or any changes or updates to these websites. CFC and its users may provide these links to you as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by CFC of any site or any information contained therein. When you visit other websites via links or embedded content, you should understand that these Terms no longer govern and that the terms and policies of those third party websites will now apply. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any website to which you navigate from the Services.
THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
CFC may provide information about or links to third-party products or services. CFC does not control, endorse, or adopt any third party information in the Services and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding third-party information in the Services, including, without limitation, regarding its accuracy or completeness. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with these dealings, correspondence, or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. CFC is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, correspondence, or promotions, or any third-party information in the Services.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Services, you warrant to CFC that you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, any notices, policies, or guidelines contained within the Services, or any other agreement you may have with CFC. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the functioning of the Services or could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Services.
PERMITTED USE OF THE SERVICES
The Services may contain interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas “), such as discussion forums, blogs, private messages, emails, or other interactive features or areas in which you or other users can create, post, transmit, or store content, including, without limitation, text, music, sound, photos, images, video, graphics, code, and other items or materials (collectively, “User Content”). User Content posted on Interactive Areas may be publicly viewable to others. You are solely responsible for your User Content and for your use of Interactive Areas, which you use at your own risk. You will use Interactive Areas only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the Interactive Areas.
You will not post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create, or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:
- User Content that would constitute, encourage, or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the legal rights of any party, or otherwise create liability, or violate any local, state, national, or international law;
- User Content that is unlawful, libelous, indecent, inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, or otherwise objectionable;
- User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
- User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
- Viruses, corrupted files, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files;
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations, unless the applicable Interactive Areas specifically allow such messages;
- Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and payment card information; or
- User Content that, in the sole judgment of CFC, is objectionable or restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or may expose CFC or CFC’s users to any harm or liability.
You are solely responsible for your conduct while accessing or using the Services and will not violate any law, contract, intellectual property, or other third-party right, or commit any tort in connection with your access to or use of the Services. You will abide by these Terms and will not do any of the following in connection with the Services or its users:
- Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, spam, junk mail, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters;
- Download any file posted by another user of the Services that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices, or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any Interactive Areas;
- Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory, or stalking conduct;
- Use or attempt to use any account you are not authorized to use;
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including user names, e-mail addresses, or other contact information, without their consent or for the purpose of sending spam or other commercial messages;
- Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper, or other automated means or interface not provided by CFC to access the Services or to extract data;
- Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques CFC employs, or attempt to access any service or area of the Services that you are not authorized to access;
- Reverse engineer any aspect of the Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Services (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law);
- Attempt to indicate in any manner that you have a relationship with CFC or that CFC has endorsed you or any products or services for any purpose;
- Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content and the Services without CFC’s prior written permission; or
- Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms or any code of conduct or other guidelines that apply to the Interactive Areas.
CFC takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for (a) any User Content posted, stored, or uploaded by you or any third party; (b) any associated loss or damage; (c) any user conduct; or (d) any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. These Terms do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. As a provider of interactive services, CFC is not liable for any statements, representations, or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page, or other Interactive Areas. Although CFC has no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any of the Content posted in any Interactive Areas, CFC reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen, or edit any User Content posted or stored through the Services at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store through the Services at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other parts of the Services in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination, or suspension of your rights to use the Services.
RIGHTS IN USER CONTENT
By submitting or posting User Content to the Services, you hereby grant CFC a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such User Content throughout the world in any media on or in connection with the Services and the promotion of the Services or CFC’s products and services, including, without limitation, the right to use your name, likeness, voice, or identity. You grant CFC and its sublicensees the right to use the name, location, and other information that you submit in connection with such User Content. The use of your or other users’ name, likeness, voice, or identity in connection with various features in connection with the Services does not imply any endorsement of such feature or of the Services unless explicitly stated otherwise. You represent and warrant that (a) the User Content is not confidential; (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post, or otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Services; (c) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner; and (d) the use and posting of the User Content does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
You can submit questions, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original, or creative materials or other information about CFC, the Services, or CFC’s products or services (collectively, “Submissions”). Submissions, whether posted to the Services or provided to CFC by email or otherwise, are nonconfidential and shall become the sole property of CFC. CFC shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN WRITING BY CFC, THE SERVICES AND CFC MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. CFC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICES AND THE CFC MATERIALS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY CFC, CFC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CFC OR ITS independent contractors, SUPPLIERS, and consultants OR THEIR respective directors, OFFICERS, employees, and agents (COLLECTIVELY, THE “CFC PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR RELATED SERVICES or the Content contained THEREIN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM CFC OR FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF INFORMATION, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION. OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR CFC’S RECORDS, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ANY OF THE CFC PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the CFC Parties from and against any third party claims, damages of any kind, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to (a) your use of the Services, (b) your conduct in connection with the Services, (c) any User Content or Submissions you provide, (d) your violation of these Terms, and (e) your violation of the rights of another.
TERMINATION; MODIFICATION TO THE SERVICES
CFC reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services. CFC reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services, or any features or parts thereof, without prior notice, and disclaims all liability for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services, or any part thereof.
GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
To the maximum extent permitted by law, these Terms are governed by, and will construed in accordance with and enforced by, the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A., without regard for its choice of law provisions. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in King County, Washington, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Services. Use of the Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms (including this paragraph).
Enforcement of these Terms is solely at CFC’s discretion, and failure to enforce any part of these Terms in some instances does not constitute a waiver of CFC’s right to enforce the same or other part of these Terms in other instances.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Questions or comments about the Services may be directed to CFC by email or by mail at:
Committee for Children
2815 Second Ave., Suite 400
Seattle, WA, 98121