Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF

Thank you for visiting World Bicycle Relief. We value your support and interest. These Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy, apply to www.worldbicyclerelief.org (the “Website”), owned and operated by World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization (“WBR”, “we”, “our”, “us”). If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and to these Terms of Use.

 

These Terms of Use may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check these Terms of Use periodically for updates.

 

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to us that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

 

USE OF COMMUNITY AREAS

The Website may contain bulletin board services, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Community Areas"), you agree to use the Community Areas only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Community Area. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Community Area, you will not:

 

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload 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.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Community Area specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Community Area 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 the Community Areas.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Community Area.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

We have no obligation to monitor the Community Areas. However, we may review materials posted to a Community Area and to remove any materials in our sole discretion. We may also terminate your access to any or all of the Community Areas at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. We may disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion.

 

You should always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Community Area. We do not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community Area and, therefore, we specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the Community Areas and any actions resulting from your participation in any Community Area.

 

Web hosts are not authorized WBR spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect our views. Materials uploaded to a Community Area may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

 

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF OR POSTED AT ANY WEBSITE

We do not claim ownership of the materials you provide to us (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to our Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you are granting us and our its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission; and to publish your name in connection with your submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your submission, as provided herein. We are under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in our sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the submissions.

 

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

 

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. WBR AND/OR OUR SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WBR AND/OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY 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 WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WBR OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE. SERVICE CONTACT: bbenzer@worldbicyclerelief.org

 

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

 

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and WBR as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Website. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, 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 these Terms of Use shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between a Website user and WBR with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and WBR with respect to the Website. A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

 

TRADEMARKS

 

The names of actual companies and products mentioned on the Website may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

REFUND POLICY

WBR does not issue refunds for donations made to the organization.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

 

WBR is fully committed to protecting the security, privacy, and dignity of the children who take part in our programs. Children have the right to be completely free from the fear or reality of abuse (either physical or emotional) resulting from inappropriate contact with WBR employees, volunteers or visitors. Only the first names of children profiled in our marketing materials are used and we do not include information by which the location of children could be easily identified. Visitors to our programs should NOT attempt to contact a child, his or her family or community members, in any manner other than that prescribed and permitted in advance in writing by WBR. In particular, telephone calls, email or unplanned visits to the child's residence and community are forbidden without written permission and oversight by WBR. WBR does not currently nor will in the future employ children under the age of 18.

CHOICE OF LAW

 

WBR controls this site from its offices in the State of Illinois. WBR does not imply that the materials published on this Website are appropriate for use outside of the United States . If you access this Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, with jurisdiction in the Courts of Cook County, without regard to conflict of laws principles.

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