Respecting Choices

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Respecting Choices® Terms of Use

Welcome to the website (Site) of Respecting Choices®, a division of C-TAC Innovations, Inc., a non-profit corporation.

Acceptance of Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Respecting Choices provides use of the Site (www.respectingchoices.org) subject to your agreement to its Terms of Use and its Privacy Policy. By using this Site, you accept the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy; your choice is to not use this Site.

The Terms of Use may change from time to time (see “Notification of Changes” below). Your continued use of the Site after we make changes is deemed to be an acceptance of those changes, so please check the Terms of Use periodically for updates.

Copyright and Restrictions on Use of Content

This Site contains information, data, photographs, videos, text, images, music, and other material (Content) that is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. This information is owned by Respecting Choices, or is used under license from the copyright owners.

We do not permit any copying, distribution, publishing, retransmission, or modification of the Content, in whole or in part, whether in electronic or hardcopy form without our prior written permission, except for your personal and non-commercial use.

Trademarks

Respecting Choices’ trademarks, slogans, and logos and the look and feel of the Site are the property of Respecting Choices, and may not be used without Respecting Choices’ prior written permission.

No Reliance on Information Posted

While Respecting Choices has endeavored to make sure the information contained in this Site is accurate, Respecting Choices does not guarantee its accuracy. Such information is not to be construed as a medical recommendation, or as professional advice.

Social Features

The Site offers you an opportunity to exchange comments and content by making submissions to the Site and by submitting content through the Site’s social features and/or social accounts. Please be sure that you are comfortable sharing information on our Site.

By making a submission, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and display this submission on our Site. You also grant us the right to use your name and any photo you submit in connection with your submission.

Use of submitted material is at the sole discretion of Respecting Choices.

By sending us a submission, you represent and warrant that:

  1. You own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content of your submission,
  2. The content you submit is accurate, and
  3. The use of this submission does not and will not cause injury to any person or entity.

You agree to indemnify Respecting Choices against all claims and liabilities resulting from our use of your submission. Respecting Choices takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any submission made by you or by any third party.

Member Portal

Respecting Choices provides a Member Portal through which you may subscribe to online classes, sign up for events, and make charitable donations. As a member, you may be permitted to create an Authorized User Account in our Member Portal. You agree to accept all responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and password. You may not sell, transfer, or assign your account or allow others to use it. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any user name and/or a password that may be assigned to you or selected by you so others may not access any password-protected portion of our Site using your account. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion and without notice to you, to terminate your account or restrict your access to it.

Any Educational Content made available in the Member Portal is the copyrighted work owned or licensed by Respecting Choices. Use of the Educational Content is governed by the Terms and Conditions of the end user license agreement (License Agreement). An end user may not access Educational Content unless he or she first agrees to the License Agreement.

Online Purchases

All purchases of Respecting Choices materials through our Site (or through directed links on our Site) for the sale of goods are governed by the Terms of Sale which are incorporated herein by reference.

Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties

RESPECTING CHOICES STRIVES TO MAINTAIN UPDATED AND ACCURATE MATERIAL ON ITS SITE. HOWEVER, ALL MATERIAL AND CONTENT IS PRESENTED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. RESPECTING CHOICES DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT.

RESPECTING CHOICES DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIAL AND/OR THE RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH ITS SITE.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER RESPECTING CHOICES NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THIS SITE IS LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO DAMAGES BY ANY VIRUS OR HARMFUL COMPONENT THAT MAY INFECT, LIMIT, DISABLE, CAUSE LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHERWISE NEGATIVELY AFFECT YOUR COMPUTER, PHONE, TABLET, EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, DATA STORAGE SOLUTION, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF DEVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Respecting Choices harmless, its officers, employees, directors, agents, suppliers, affiliates, and third-party partners from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs including reasonable attorney’s fees due to or arising out of your use of this Site.

No Unlawful Use

You may only use the Site for lawful purposes and in accord with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Site in any that violates any federal, state, or local law.

Access

This Site is controlled and operated by Respecting Choices in the United States. Respecting Choices makes no representation that materials on these pages are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who choose to access these pages from other locations do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

General

When you visit this Site, or send an email to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this Site. You agree all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect.

All matters relating to your access to, and use of, the Site or any services provided by www.respectingchoices.org are governed by federal law, or the laws of state of Wisconsin. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, the Site must be instituted in a state or federal court in Dane County, Wisconsin. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

Links to External Websites

Our Site may provide links (including any link through an online banner advertisement) to external websites on the Internet for your convenience. These linked external websites do not fall under the www.respectingchoices.org domain. These linked external websites are maintained by third parties, over which Respecting Choices exercises no control. Respecting Choices is not responsible for the privacy practices, the terms of us, or the content of external websites.

All copyrights are the properties of their respective owners, and copying of and dissemination of external website content may be a violation of copyright or other laws. Links to external websites are presented to assist in education and research. Your use of any linked external website is solely at your own risk. The appearance of any such third party links is not intended to endorse any particular company or product.

Copyright

Respecting Choices is committed to respecting the right of copyright holders. If you believe your work or the work of another has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us and provide the following information:

  1. A description and a copy of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
  2. A description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  3. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
  6. An electronic or a physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest on the document(s) comprising 4 and 5 above.
Designated Agent for Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

Respecting Choices® Main Office
Legal Department
c/o Britt Welnetz
600 Third Street North, Suite 101
La Crosse, WI  54601

Phone: (608) 473-1025
Fax: (608) 881-6494
Email: bwelnetz@respectingchoices.org

Notification of Changes

When we make material changes to this Terms of Use, we will inform you by updating the “Last Modified” date of the Terms of Use.

Last Modified: August 1, 2017

 

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