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KindSight is a program of Lutheran World Relief ("LWR"). Lutheran World Relief has established this Privacy and Security Policy to inform you of our policies and practices regarding how we collect information from you, how we use and disclose it, and your choices with respect to such information.
Collection and Use of Information
We may collect personally identifiable information such as your first and last name, your home or other physical address, your electronic mail address, your credit card number, your bank or brokerage account information and other similar information.
When you visit our web site located at myKindSight.org and any co-branded or successor site (the "Website"), LWR may ask you for and collect personally identifiable information from you to provide certain products and services to you; to communicate with you; to provide customer service and support to you; to send promotional e-mails and information about our company; for internal marketing and promotional purposes; and for any other purpose specified at the time of collection. For example, we may request personally identifiable information from you when you request information concerning our services or when you make a donation to a charity. Credit card numbers are used for processing payments and for no other purposes.
LWR may collect personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with us including, but not limited to, the following:
i. information we collect from you from applications, registrations and other forms; and
ii. information about your transactions with us, our business partners and our suppliers.
We may also collect information from third parties and combine it with information you provide.
We may also collect certain information automatically when you use our website, such as your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. We use this information to help us improve and operate our website and other online offerings.
Sharing of Information
To serve people in need around the world, LWR may occasionally share our mailing lists with other Lutheran nonprofit organizations. If you want to opt out of such sharing, let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also disclose some personal identifiable information as follows:
i. to business partners, suppliers and other third parties that help us to provide certain products and services to you, to process payments and to process donations;
ii. in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with LWR's rights or property, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities, or if we believe disclosure will help to prevent such injury or interference;
iii. in special circumstances, such as the merger or sale or potential sale of LWR or its assets (in whole or in part) or the bankruptcy of LWR; and
iv. when we believe in good faith that it is required or permitted by law.
We may use third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Website, and your interaction with our site and services. They may also use information about your transactions and visits to this and other Websites to deliver customized advertisements. This anonymous information is collected through the use of pixels and cookies, which are industry standard technologies used by most major web sites and explained further below. Some of these third-party service providers may be participants or members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA). If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this anonymous information used by our third-party service providers, please visit NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and DAA at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
You may edit your marketing preferences and/or opt out of receiving communications from LWR. We also provide you with the opportunity to access, review and correct your personally identifiable information. You may contact us regarding these options by sending an email to email@example.com. Please note that if you opt out of receiving marketing communications from LWR, LWR may still send you certain communications relating to this Website that are considered part of your account, such as technical alerts, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Links to other sites
There may be links to other web sites from the pages on our Website that take you outside our service. LWR has no control over these web sites or how they collect, distribute or otherwise use any personal information, and LWR is not responsible or liable for the policies, actions or content of such web sites. We encourage you to review the terms of service and privacy policies available at these other web sites.
LWR has put in place certain reasonable safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access and maintain data security for your information. However, no Website can be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the safety or security of any information transmitted to or from this Website. To access and use certain online services on the Website, we may ask you to select a unique user name and password. We encourage you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and computer. To further prevent such unauthorized access, you should sign off when you have finished accessing or using the Website or using your computer.
Changes to This Policy
LWR reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to change or modify the privacy and security practices that are described herein. We will post any updated policy on our Website. Please visit this area frequently to stay informed.
If you have comments or questions about our Privacy and Security Policy, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this Website, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy and Security Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Website.
Effective Date: September 10, 2014.
This agreement ("Agreement") between you and Lutheran World Relief (referred to herein as "KindSight", "we", or "our") governs your use of the KindSight website, located at www.myKindSight.org ("Site"), and any all services available on or through the Site or otherwise provided by KindSight, including any materials provided by KindSight (collectively, the "Services"). By using or accessing the Site or Services, you agree to these KindSight terms and conditions. This Agreement applies to you if you are a registered user, Donor (defined below), fundraiser or any other visitor to the Site and/or Services (collectively, "users" or "you"). If you do not accept these terms, you may not use the Site or the Services. Finally, to the extent you choose to post any User Content (defined below) on, or otherwise link the Site to, any third party social media websites, your use of those third party social media websites may be governed by those sites' own terms and conditions, which KindSight does not control. We encourage you to contact us at info@myKindSight.org with any questions about this Agreement or anything on the Site.
To be eligible to use the Services and access the Site, you must be at least 18 or between the ages of 13 and 17 and using the Site and Services with parental or legal guardian consent and supervision.
a. Registering. As a visitor to the Site, you may view profiles of KindSight users who are using the Site to make an impact on poverty, and you can share information about the Site and individual projects on social media. However, in order to access the donation pages and use certain functions of the Site, including fundraising and event-planning tools, you will need to register. In order to register on the Site, you will be required to provide certain information, including your name and an email address, to receive any notices required by law, along with other messages, including messages announcing changes to features of the Services.
b. Your Account. When you register for KindSight, you will choose also choose a password in order to create an account ("Account"). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to authorize others to use your Account or disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify KindSight immediately at info@myKindSight.org if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your Account.
c. KindSight Email Lists. KindSight may use the email you provide upon registration to deliver newsletters and email alerts to you about a variety of services and topics. If you would like to unsubscribe from any KindSight email list, you may do so by emailing info@myKindSight.org from the email address associated with your Account using the subject line "Unsubscribe".
d. Accurate Information. You agree to: (a) provide accurate information as prompted on the Site or through the Services; and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it accurate. If you provide any information that is inaccurate, or KindSight has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, KindSight may suspend or terminate your use of the Services and/or the Site and/or decline to permit your continued or future use of the Site and/or the Services.
2. ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR DONORS/FUNDRAISING.
a. General. Any individual, entity or organization that registers as a member and donates funds through the Site or the Services ("Donor") is subject to the following additional terms that apply specifically to donors.
b. Donor Commitments. By donating money through the Site, you represent and warrant that any donation you make is legal in your jurisdiction and that you are authorized to use the payment method you have selected. Each Donor agrees and acknowledges that: (i) all donations are made as unrestricted gifts and may not be specified for any particular purpose; and (ii) all donations are complete and final gifts and are non-refundable.
c. Tax Deductions. KindSight is program of Lutheran World Relief, a public charity exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to LWR through KindSight are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You should consult your tax advisor as to the amount of your donation that is tax deductible. KindSight shall not be liable for any claim by any federal, state, local or any other tax authority with respect to the characterization on any applicable tax return of any donation by you. Furthermore, while you will receive a receipt for your donation at the time your donation is made, it is your responsibility to keep a copy of that receipt and any other documentation that may ne necessary to support the deduction. KindSight is not obligated to provide you with any tax statement or documentation.
d. No Goods or Services. You acknowledge that KindSight is not providing any goods, services, or other things of value to you in exchange for your donation. If initiating a fundraising event in support of KindSight, you acknowledge that you are not receiving any compensation or other consideration for your action and that you are not otherwise performing services as a professional fundraiser, professional solicitor, or professional fundraising consultant, as such terms are defined by state law.
3. OWNERSHIP AND CONTENT.
a. Ownership and Limited License. The Site and Services and all technology underlying the same are expressly owned and operated by KindSight. The design and content features on the Site and Services, including without limitation, information and other materials, illustrations, product layout and design, icons, navigational buttons, images, photography, text, data, audio sound, software, URLs, and the like, as well as the selection, assembly, arrangement, and "look and feel" thereof (collectively, the "Site Information"), are owned by KindSight or its affiliates, if any, or are licensed by KindSight from third parties, including users like you. KindSight grants you a limited, non-exclusive revocable right and license to post the KindSight Information on certain social media webpages that are operated and controlled by you only for purposes of your participation in the "Use Your Voice" aspect of the KindSight program as described on the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, KindSight, Lutheran World Relief, the KindSight logo(s), and all other trademarks, trade names, logos, and icons identifying KindSight and its products and services are proprietary trademarks of KindSight or KindSight's licensors and any use of such marks without express written permission is strictly prohibited. Other product and company names or logos displayed through the Site or Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners. All rights in or to the Site and the Services not granted herein are expressly reserved to KindSight or its licensors. You may not, and these terms do not give you permission to, reproduce, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, transmit, sell, distribute, license or create derivative works with respect to the Site, Services or any of the Site Information. You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or proprietary notice or legend contained on the Site, Services, or the Site Information.
b. Use of Site. As a condition of your use of the Services or the Site, you promise to:
b.i. use the Site and/or the Services in compliance with all laws, regulations, ordinances, directives, court orders and this Agreement local and applicable to your use of the Site and Services; and
b.ii. not engage in, or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in, activities through the Site or Services which, in our judgment and discretion: (1) are illegal; (2) result in the infringement of the intellectual property rights of others or libel or defamation of another person; (3) harvest or otherwise collect information about others (such as e-mail addresses or other personally identifiable information) without their consent; or (4) are likely to tarnish, or have any adverse effect on LWR's or KindSight's reputation, standing in the community or brand.
c. User Content. When you are using the Site and/or the Services, you may have the opportunity to post or otherwise provide content on message boards, friend feeds, comments or other forums on the Site or through the Services (including text, photos, usernames or other information, if any) (collectively and excluding any content that is owned by KindSight, "User Content"). You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content you post on the Site or on any third party websites, including on any social media. You retain ownership to all User Content. However, by providing your User Content to KindSight via the Site or Services, you hereby grant KindSight and our affiliates, licensees and other authorized users, a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable and transferable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, your User Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, that may exist in your User Content. KindSight's use of such User Content shall not require any further notice to you and such use shall be without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity.
c.i. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Site or otherwise have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions to grant the license set forth in this Section; and (ii) you will not use or access the Site in a way that (1) violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights or any other rights of any person, (2) restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site or Services, (3) creates any liability for KindSight or causes us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our Internet Service Provider(s), web hosting company or any other vendors or suppliers; or (4) KindSight deems a commercial endeavor (including advertising).
ii. KindSight shall have the right, but no obligation, to monitor User Content and other features of the Site and Services to determine compliance with this Agreement. KindSight shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted through the Site or Services. KindSight neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement on the User Content, whether it is provided by KindSight, our employees, or a third party. Notwithstanding the right to monitor set forth herein, KindSight does not control any User Content that you or other users may provide. Accordingly, by permitting you to post User Content to the Site, KindSight is not, and will not become, a publisher of such User Content and is merely functioning as an intermediary to enable you to provide and display User Content. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email to info@myKindSight.org.
d. Promotions. You are not permitted to offer any contest, competition giveaway, sweepstakes or similar activity on KindSight. However, to the extent you choose to participate in promotional activity through the "Use Your Voice" aspect of the KindSight program, the Official Rules apply: www.mykindsight.org/site/socialtoastersignup.
e. Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to KindSight ("Feedback") is at your own risk and that KindSight has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback. You hereby grant to KindSight a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback.
f. Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Copyright Complaints. KindSight respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires those that visit the Site and those that use our Services to do the same. KindSight will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. KindSight has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances. If you believe that any material contained on this Site infringes your copyright, please notify KindSight's copyright agent by written notice at info@myKindSight.org.
g. Suspension or Termination of Your Use of the Site. These Terms will commence on the date you first accept them (by using the Site, as described above) and remain in full force and effect until terminated in accordance with this section. KindSight has the right to suspend or terminate any Services provided to you at any time with or without reason. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in KindSight's sole discretion and that KindSight shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your Account. If you want to terminate any Services provided by KindSight, you may do so by stopping your use of the Site and Services. Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service, provided that any donations made prior to the effective date of termination will continue to be processed. All provisions of the terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.
h. No Endorsement of Links to Other Websites. Any links to other websites are provided as merely a convenience to you. This Site and the Services may provide links or references to other websites, including social media websites, but KindSight has not necessarily reviewed these other websites, has no responsibility for the content of such other websites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content from these other websites. If you decide to access or provide information to any of these other websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
a. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold KindSight and its affiliates, if any, officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses and damages of any kind (including attorney's fees) resulting from: (i) your use, misuse or abuse of the Site, Services or the Site Information; (ii) your User Content; or (iii) your breach of any provision of this Agreement. You will cooperate in KindSight's defense of any claim or in response to any investigation. KindSight reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any matter without KindSight's written consent.
b. DISCLAIMER. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SITE AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, THE SITE INFORMATION AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," AND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, KINDSIGHT, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. KINDSIGHT, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE, THE SITE INFORMATION OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH ACCESS TO OR USE OF SITE, SERVICES OR SITE INFORMATION.
c. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. KINDSIGHT, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS, ANY DONATIONS THROUGH THE SITE, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES OR THE SITE INFORMATION, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE LIABILITY OF KINDSIGHT TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
d. RELEASE. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE KINDSIGHT, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS SERVICES OR THE SITE INFORMATION.
a. No Agency. KindSight does not authorize you or any other user to act on KindSight's behalf and no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between KindSight and any user (including you) as a result of such user's use of the Site or Services.
b. Electronic Communications. When you visit the Site, use the Services or send emails to KindSight, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from KindSight electronically. KindSight may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that KindSight provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You may give notice to KindSight at info@myKindSight.org.
c. Jurisdiction and Governing Law. All disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with your use of the Site shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Maryland. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland.
d. Site is for Use in the United States. The Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for users located in the United States. If you are a non-U.S. user of Site, by visiting the Site, using the Services and/or providing KindSight with any User Content specifically or content generally, you agree to comply with all federal and state U.S. laws governing the Site, the Services, online conduct and acceptable content and User Content. You further agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
e. Modification of the Terms. In KindSight's sole discretion, we may unilaterally amend or modify these terms or any other documents referenced herein at any time by posting on the Site. Continued use of the Site constitutes acceptance of any modified terms and conditions.
f. Additional Terms. KindSight also reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of the Site, which may be posted in the relevant parts of the Site, and will be identified clearly and conspicuously. For example, KindSight may post additional rules to participate in a promotion. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules. Those terms will control in the event of any conflict with these terms.
g. Miscellaneous Other Provisions. In the event that one or more portions of these terms shall, for any reason, be held to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. The headings used throughout these terms are solely for convenience of reference and are not to be used as an aid in the interpretation of these terms. If KindSight fails to enforce any parts of these terms, it will not be considered a waiver. This Agreement makes up the entire agreement between you and KindSight regarding the Site and supersede any prior agreements. This Agreement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights. You will not assign or transfer any of your rights or responsibilities under this Agreement to anyone without KindSight's express written permission. KindSight may, at any time, assign our rights or delegate our obligations hereunder without notice to you in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
If you have any questions about these terms, contact us at info@myKindSight.org.
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