Friends Through Grief Inc.
Please read the following rules and policies carefully, as they provide information about using friendsthroughgrief.com in a way that is respectful and lawful. By using, or submitting material to, the community you agree that have read, understood, accept, and agree to abide by, these rules and policies.
The terms & conditions and privacy policies that apply to specific social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter, also apply to Friends Through Grief Inc. profiles they host. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with those terms and conditions before participating in friendsthorughgrief.com and we disclaim any liability associated with your use of those services, or for your failure to view or comply with their terms, conditions and policies. Where there is a conflict between these rules and the terms and conditions of the relevant social media channels, the social media channels’ terms and conditions will prevail.
If in our opinion an individual uses friendsthroughgrief.com in breach of these rules, we reserve the right to remove, or to disable access to, any contribution, and to terminate, suspend or change the conditions of their access to friendsthroughgrief.com without prior warning. We also reserve the right to bring legal proceedings against any individual for a breach of the Rules, or take such other action as we reasonably deem appropriate.
The views expressed by any individual within the Friend Through Grief Inc. community are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views of Friends Through Grief Inc.
Any medical advice, mental health advice, or information posted to tfriendsthroughgrief.com should not be considered professional and should not be relied on. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by a user of friendsthroughgrief.com, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. You must always seek medical advice and mental health advice from your doctor or a suitably qualified/ licensed medical professional.
Any advice or information posted to friendsthroughgrief.com should not be accepted as true or correct. It is up to individual users to check the validity of any advice or information before relying on it, especially where the consequences of following it could be serious.
A follow-back from the Friends Through Grief Inc. Board of Directors, Officers, Employees, Committees, and Advising Board does not constitute an endorsement; the same applies to re-sharing or sharing messages posted on accounts that Friends Through Grief Inc. does not own, or marking them as ‘favorites’, or otherwise sharing information on a different platform.
Friends Through Grief Inc. is not responsible for monitoring and managing any content contributed by any user of friendsthroughgrief.com. We will not be held liable for any inappropriate, harmful, criminal, etc. contributions made by users.
We want to create an open, caring, and respectful community. To help us do this, you agree that your use of friendsthroughgrief.com and your Contributions must:
-be accurate and genuinely believed
-avoid quoting out of context and include a credit for the original author as the source of material
-comply with all applicable domestic, foreign and international laws that govern the content which makes up the Contribution
You also agree that your use of the Community and Contributions will not:
-be defamatory, unlawful, obscene, offensive, hateful, abusive, inflammatory, threatening, invasive of anyone’s privacy, or otherwise objectionable.
-promote discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, being a transsexual person, or age.
-infringe any intellectual property rights including copyright, design right, database right, patents, trade mark, moral or performer’s right or any other third party right.
-be likely to harass, upset, alarm or cause distress to any other person
-contain an instruction, advice, or content that could cause harm or injury to individuals or to computers or systems.
-encourage anyone to commit any unlawful or criminal act or condone any unlawful or criminal act.
-give the impression that the Contribution emanates from Friends Through Grief Inc. if this is not the case, or impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
-contain any advertising
-Whenever you upload material to friendsthroughgrief.com, or to make contact with other users of friendsthroughgrief.com you must comply with our Appropriate Use policies. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
-We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site is defamatory of them, a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
-We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
By submitting a contribution to the community, you agree to grant Friends Through Grief Inc. a non-exclusive perpetual licence to use that contribution and to waive your moral rights. Although you will still own the copyright in your contribution, Friends Through Grief Inc. will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish, delete, and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution in any format and media. Friends Through Grief Inc. may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material. We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your contribution.
Please also note that, in accordance with the Appropriate Use policy, you must ensure that your Contribution does not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person. By submitting your contribution to the friendsthroughgrief.com, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Friends Through Grief Inc. the non-exclusive copyright licence described above.
If you are not in a position to grant such a licence to Friends Through Grief Inc., please do not submit the contribution to the community.
Changes to these rules and policies
We may revise these rules and policies at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you and will apply to you from the date the change was made. You agree to accept and comply with any changes to the rules if you use the Community after the change is made.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the law of the United States and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these rules and policies, their subject matter or formation. If any part of these rules or policies is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable then that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining parts.
By agreeing to these rules and policies you are stating that you understand the following:
-any relations outside of friendsthroughgrief.com will have no connection to Friends Through Grief Inc.
-friendsthroughgrief.com is not a dating website.
-Friends Through Grief Inc. itself as well as, Board of Directors, employees, volunteers, Officers, committees, and advisory board are not liable for any relations, crime, offenses, incidents, etc. outside or inside of friendsthroughfgrief.com.
-Friends Through Grief Inc. does not encourage users to meet in person/ physically.
-We will not be held liable for any in person/ physical meetings held by users.
-If you decide to meet a user in person/ physically you will do so outside of any Friends Through Grief affiliations.
Required Age of Use
Individuals under the age of 18 years-old are not eligible to use the website (friendsthroughgrief.com) under any circumstances.
Friends Through Grief Inc. may collect information given through any contact form, registration, donations, etc. Your personal information given on friendsthroughgrief.com will be visible to the Friends Through Grief Inc. Board of Directors and/or committees chosen to assist with the website. Friends Through Grief Inc. may collect and store cookies, profile information, personal information, etc. through wordpress, paypal, and friendsthroughgrief.com. If you are required to submit personal data directly to Friends Through Grief Inc. during the registration process, donation process, profile enhancement, etc. we will only use such data for administration and monitoring purposes and will not share your data with third parties unless legally required to do so.
We will not be liable to protect any information you contribute to friendsthroughgrief.com.
If you wish to complain about any contribution posted to the friendsthroughgrief.com, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you submit a complaint, please (1) outline the reason for your complaint, and (2) specify where the Contribution you are complaining about is located.
We may request further information from you about your complaint before we process it. We will then review the contribution and decide whether it complies with our Appropriate Use policy. We will deal with any contribution which, in our opinion, violates our policy as described above. We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.
Friends Through Grief Inc. only uses browser cookies to measure non-personal information, for example to learn about the behaviour of visitors to our website and how they respond to our marketing communications. The more we learn, the better we are able to provide relevant and interesting content and services. The cookies collected by Friends Through Grief Inc. do not contain any personally identifiable information.
By agreeing to these rules and policies, your are giving Friends Through Grief Inc. the right to collect any cookies necessary.
Friends Through Grief Inc. adheres to the U.S. safe harbor policy privacy principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.
Sharing Personal Information
We may only share your personal information with third-party independent contractors for purposes of tracking information generated through the Website for marketing purposes. If we engage a third-party independent contractor, they will be obligated not to use or share your personal information for unauthorized purposes. Friend Through Grief Inc. may use your Collected Information in the following ways:
Contact Information: We may use your contact Information to provide information that you have requested or send you information and updates about Friends Through Grief Inc. Specifically, we may use your email address and phone number to contact you.
Customer Information: Any Customer Information that you disclose to us may be used to respond to your inquiries submitted to us.
Statistical Information: We may use Statistical Information to help diagnose problems with and maintain our computer servers, to manage our Website (friendsthroughgrief.com), and to enhance our Website and services based on the usage pattern data we receive. We may generate reports and analysis based on the Statistical Information for internal analysis, monitoring, and marketing decisions. We may provide Statistical Information to independent third parties for marketing purposes, but when we do so, we will not provide them with any personal information.
We may also disclose your personal information to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal, regulatory, or administrative requirements of any governmental authorities; to protect and defend Friends Through Grief Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website; to prevent imminent physical harm; and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws.
We may contract with third parties to maintain and host the Website. Any information you submit to us, including personal information, may be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host.
Friends Through Grief Inc. does not provide the technologies used to build the Website, and therefore, neither recommends nor endorses the same. Any information regarding identified technologies, including their capabilities limitations, and applications, should be sought directly from their manufacturers. Friends Through Grief Inc. hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names, or other intellectual property interests of third parties.
Links to Other Material
The Website contains links to other websites, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. These links and plug-ins are for your convenience. Websites linked to and from the Website are not necessarily under the control of Friends Through Grief Inc. and Friends Through Grief Inc. shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any linked websites, or any link or linking program at any time. You should read and understand the Friends Though Grief Inc. policies with respect to such third-party links, as stated in the Terms and Conditions of the Website.
Request Denying Disclosure of Personal Information
If you deny us the right to disclose your personal information to third-parties please send a written letter to:
Friends Through Grief Inc.
P.O. Box 541
Marietta, GA 30060
The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
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