Terms & Conditions

HUMANITY STARTS HERE WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Humanity Starts Here is a collaboration of organizations in Orange County, including Orange County United Way. These Terms of Use (“Terms”) for Humanity Starts Here (“HSH,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) apply to all contents and information available within the domain https://humanitystartshere.org/ (the “Site”). You agree, on behalf of yourself and the institution/company or other legal entity that you represent, to be legally bound by these Terms when you access or use the Site.

PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT SUCH TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE.

1. Changes to Terms

The Effective Date of these Terms is set forth at the top of this webpage. We may change these Terms from time to time in our discretion. Changes will be posted to this webpage. We encourage you to return to this webpage frequently so that you are aware of our current Terms. Your continued use of the Site after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms. The amended Terms supersede all previous versions.

2. Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) which also applies to your use of the Site.

3. Intellectual Property

The Site, and the information, files, documents, text, photographs, images, audio, and video which it contains and any material made available for download on the Site (collectively, the “Content”) are the property of us or our licensors, as applicable. The Site and Contents are protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws. The Content may not be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, published or used, in whole or in part, except for purposes authorized or approved in writing by us. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to us and our licensors.

4. License

HSH grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site subject to these Terms. The Site and any part of it may not be reproduced, copied, framed or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express prior written consent of HSH.

5. User Accounts

You may create an account on the Site. You agree that the information you provide to us during the registration process and at all other times when you use the Site is accurate, current, and complete, and that you will keep it up-to-date at all times. If you provide any information that is, or that HSH has reasonable grounds to suspect is, untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, HSH has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).

You are the sole authorized user of any account you create through the Site and are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You may not authorize others to use your accountholder status, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us by contacting us at the contact information set forth at the end of these Terms. HSH will not be liable for losses, damages, liability, expenses, and fees incurred by HSH or a third party arising from someone else using your account regardless of whether you have notified us of such unauthorized use. You understand and agree that we may require you to provide information that may be used to confirm your identity and help ensure the security of your account.

6. User Content and Submissions

All material, information or other communication you submit, transmit, upload or post to this Site including any Moments of Humanity stories, videos, ideas, comments, suggestions, feedback, data, images, sounds, text or the like (“User Content”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Except with respect to personally identifiable information, which we will collect, use and disclose in accordance with our Privacy Policy, HSH will have no obligations with respect to the User Content. You hereby assign to HSH all intellectual property rights, including any moral, publicity and privacy rights you have in any User Content. By submitting the User Content to HSH, you agree HSH is free to use the User Content, without limitation and without any compensation to you, for any purpose whatsoever and in identifiable or de-identified form. Without limitation, HSH and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate, publicly display, publicly perform, modify, create derivative works of, commercialize and otherwise use the User Content for any and all commercial or noncommercial purposes anywhere in the world.

You are responsible for the User Content you post to the Site and must be compliant with applicable laws, rules and regulations when posting such User Content. You represent and warrant that you have or have obtained all rights, licenses, consents, permissions, power and/or authority necessary to post the User Content on the Site, including all consents and permissions from any individuals who are the subject of any Moments of Humanity stories.

In submitting User Content through the Site, you agree you will not:

  • Submit material about any individual when you have knowledge that such individual objects or has objected to such submission;
  • Submit material that is unlawful, obscene, lewd, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, excessively violent, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable;
  • Post advertisements or solicitations of business or employment;
    Impersonate another person;
  • Submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property or proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant HSH all of the license rights granted herein;
  • Submit material that is unsuitable for minors in any country; or
  • Submit material that is malicious or destructive in nature, or contain a virus, malware or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage or otherwise interfere with any system, data, or information.

HSH reserves the right, but has no obligation, to refuse to post, block or remove User Content from the Site for any reason in our sole discretion. HSH may terminate your access to or use of the Site to prevent further posting or distribution of User Content.

7. Copyright Policy

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials posted on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send HSH a “Notification of Claimed Infringement” requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the works that have been allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
  3. Identification of the specific material or link alleged to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow HSH to locate the material on the Site;
  4. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available);
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send HSH a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to the contact address set forth at the end of these Terms.

8. Third Party Posts

Any use or reliance on any posts made by other users or third parties on the Site (“Third Party Posts”) is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Third Party Posts or endorse any opinions expressed via the Site. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to Third Party Posts that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that are deceptive. All Third Party Posts are the sole responsibility of the individual who originated such Third Party Posts. We may not monitor or control the Third Party Posts and we cannot take responsibility for such Third Party Posts.

9. Security and Restrictions

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, by (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) accessing or using the Site or any portion thereof without authorization; or (d) introducing any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

You agree not to use the Site:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation;
  • To engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm us or users of the Site or expose them to liability;
  • Use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site;
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the materials on the Site;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the materials on the Site or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site; or
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.

10. Links to Third Party Sites

The Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please understand that those third-party websites may have different terms of use and privacy policies, and that HSH does not control and is not responsible for the content of such websites or the privacy practices of such third parties. The information collected by such third-party websites is not covered by the Privacy Policy.

11. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THE SITE IS PROVIDED BY HSH ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HSH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USER CONTENT AND THIRD PARTY POSTS. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL HSH OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF WHATSOEVER KIND ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USER CONTENT AND THIRD PARTY POSTS.

YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, CONTENT, INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THIRD PARTY POSTS, ANY LINKED SITE, OR ANY SERVICES USED THROUGH THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. IN ANY EVENT, YOU AGREE OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ANY USER CONTENT, THIRD PARTY POSTS AND ANY SERVICES USED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL NOT EXCEED TWENTY DOLLARS ($20.00). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY EVEN IF THE REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site or any services used through the Site must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred.

12. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us and our affiliates, and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney fees, resulting from your use of the Site, your posting of any User Content, any violation by you of these Terms or from our termination of your access to or use of the Site.

13. Miscellaneous

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of California, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Orange County, California in respect of any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms.

You represent and warrant that you shall comply with all laws and regulations that apply to your access and use of the Site.

We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms, including the right to remove your account and any User Content generated by you on the Site, block your access to the Site, block IP addresses.

If any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable, the remaining Terms shall remain in full force and effect, and the unenforceable provision shall be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.

No waiver by us of any term or condition set forth 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. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any right.

14. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or notices regarding these Terms, please contact us at team@humanitystartshere.org.