Terms of Service
The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts ("Content"). Content submitted express the views of their author only.
The Service and its contents are protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from the Service, including code and software. You may download material from the Service for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
As part of our Service, we agree to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use our service in accordance with these Terms. We may need to change these Terms of Service from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on the website. By continuing to use the website after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.
2. Use of Content
You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like (unless by a sponsor), likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.
All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.
We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.
You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. All information, materials, functions and other content (including Submissions, as defined in Section 3, entitled "SUBMISSIONS") ("Content") contained on this website are our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our licensors or licensees. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to us and/or our licensors or licensees. We may change the or delete Content or features at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. As the licensor of your submitted Content, you retain copyright over your Content.
4. License to This Website
By registering or participating on the community you agree to the Terms of Service located on this page and the Community Rules, which are located at the following link
http://refugeforums.com/refuge/pages/Community-Rules/.A link to the Community Rules and the Terms of Service can be found at the bottom of the website.
When youmake a Submission on this website, you are granting this website a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:
1. Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication.
2. Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.
The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.
This Service includes links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. Neither this website, its parent or subsidiary companies nor their affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through this website or on a website linked to by this website. The materials in this site and the third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, this website disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. this website does not warrant that this website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the servers that make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. This website does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not this website) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.
The Service is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading or investing purposes, or for commercial use. Stock and mutual fund quotes, and related financial news stories may be delayed at least 20 minutes, as may be required by the stock exchanges and/or the financial information services. The Service should not be used in any high risk activities where damage or injury to persons, property, environment, finances or business may result if an error occurs. You expressly assume all risk for such use.
6. Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall this website, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this website's materials, products or services, or third party materials, products or services made available through this website. You specifically acknowledge and agree that this website is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. You specifically acknowledge and agree that this website is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any of this website's materials, products or services or with any of this website's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this website.
7. Events and Meetings
7.1 Events and Meetings. Through our Website we provide tools that enable our users to arrange physical meetings (a Rally, Meetup, Meeting or Gathering) at venues that include, but are not limited to, public parks, private homes or private enterprises (such as coffee shops or retail stores). We do not supervise these meetings and are not involved in any way with the actions of any individuals at these meetings. As a result, we have no control over the identity or actions of the individuals who are present at these meetings, and we request that our users exercise caution and good judgment when attending these meetings.
7.2 Release. Because we do not supervise or control the Meetings or interactions among or between members of this Website and other persons or companies, and because we are not involved in any way with physical transportation to or from Meetings or with the actions of any individuals at Meetings, and because we do not control Amazon.com, PayPal, credit card companies or other payment processing companies, and because we cannot guarantee the true identity, age, nationality of Website users, and because we have very limited control, if any, over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of various aspects of the Website you agree that you bear all risk and you agree to release us (and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third party partners) and Organizers and Creators or Hosts and their designees from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Website, your Third Party Transactions, our resolution of any disputes among users, and/or your transportation to or from, attendance at, or the actions of you or other persons at, a Meeting. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California or any similar provision of the statutory or non-statutory law of any other jurisdiction (including without limitation the states of Missouri, Delaware and Pennsylvania) to the full extent that you may lawfully waive all such rights and benefits.
8. Classified Advertising
When you submit a classified ad for publication on this website, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on this website and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on this website under copyright law or otherwise to this website. Submission of an advertisement does not constitute a commitment to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. We will accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in its sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change. Real Estate Advertisements; Equal Housing Opportunity All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." State law may also forbid discrimination based on these factors and others. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 800-669-9777.
8. Public Forum
This site contains a “Public Fourm” which includes a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and e-mail services which allow feedback to this website and real-time interaction between users. You acknowledge that Public Forums and features offered therein are for public and not private communications, you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any Submission to a Public Forum. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the Submissions you Distribute on or through this website under your username or otherwise by you in any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting and posting same. We have no duty to monitor any Public Forum.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognized by our web servers.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission.
You can visit this website without revealing any personal information. However, this website needs certain personal information if you wish to register for a members account, receive email, or use certain services.
Where required, this information may include your company contact information and your personal contact information. This website will use this information to reply to your inquiries, to set up your members account, to provide you with requested services, and to contact you regarding new services.
By accessing the services of this website and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy statement.
Third Party Advertising
This website uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Personally Identifiable and Non Personally Identifiable Information
The following outlines our policy (Policy) for collecting and using information that is personally identifiable to a user (“PII”) and non-PII from our website. For purposes of this Policy, PII and non-PII will be referred to as “Information.”
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Here are some of the ways we collect Information from users:
Registration forms and surveys;
By tracking users’ online behavior on our Websites;
Emails, telephone calls, faxes and other contacts with users;
Through the use of “cookies” (small text files placed on a user’s computer that track online behavior), single-pixel GIF image files (also called “web beacons”) and other technological means.
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Here are some of the types of Information we collect from users:
Name, Postal address, E-mail address, Telephone number,Cell/landline phone number, Gender and date of birth, IP Address, Survey responses, Device ID & location
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
We may use Information and share it with third parties in many ways and for many purposes including the following:
For site operation; To provide users with information and/or offers for products or services from us or third parties; To track online behavior for behavioral advertising and other marketing purposes. Behavioral advertising enables us and our third party marketing partners to deliver to users what is hoped to be more relevant information and/or offers for products or services. We may share this and other Information we collect with our third party marketing partners who compensate us. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, we may transfer our users’ information to the acquirer; To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or when we determine it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations; To assist with site operation and other communication services, we may share Information with third parties, including vendors and contractors who provide services to us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to limit use of the Information by these third parties as necessary for the purposes set forth above.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of your Information. We currently do not encrypt Information that we store. Given the nature of the Internet, your Information passes through entities that we are unable to control. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that our security measures or those of third parties who access or transmit your Information will prevent your Information from being illegally accessed, stolen or altered.
If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this statement, please do not provide any personal information to this website. If you have provided personal information to this website and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please contact the moderating team by using the contact us form at the bottom of the page.
How to Access your Personal Information
This website gives you the ability to edit your Account Information and preferences at any time.
Third Party Cookies
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas of our website, as identified on the site, this website uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security measures. Further, this website retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes identified above or as required by law.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
This website may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this statement from time to time. Please review this statement periodically. Your continued use of this website after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.
Questions or Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy statement, or your own personal information, please contact us using the contact us link provided at the bottom of the page.
Opting Out of Third-Party Ad Servers
If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, currently you must visit each ad network's Web site individually and opt out (if they offer this capability). If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, we recommend you block cookies using your browser privacy setting.
By registering for this website, you agree to receive our weekly email newsletter. After registering, if you choose to unsubscribe, you may do so in your user preferences. It may take up to 48 hours for us to remove you from the newsletter.