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Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation Terms and Conditions
Third-party Services and App Permissions
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You may be required to set up an account to use the Site or portions thereof. If you are required to set up an account, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as required, maintain and update such information, and be fully responsible for use of your account and any actions or activities that take place using your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information associated with your account, including any passwords. You agree to notify RI immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password.
Copyright and Site Content
The content posted or available on this Site, including, but not limited to, information, text, articles, graphics, public service announcements/campaigns, illustrations, images, data, audio, videos, recordings, software, databases, code, trademarks, logos, promotions and other website content (collectively “Site Content”), is owned and/or controlled by Rotary International or The Rotary Foundation, or RI’s licensors or used herein with permission and is legally protected, without limitation, under copyright, trademark, and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property, in the United States and internationally. RI is, also, the owner of the compilation of the Site Content, the design and look and feel of the Site.
If you would like to sell or give-away merchandise, with any of Rotary International’s trademarks, please contact email@example.com. To learn more about licensing or find a list of official licensed vendors selling merchandise with Rotary International’s trademarks, please visit https://my.rotary.org/en/manage/products-services/licensing.
Use and Access
RI permits Users and clubs to download or print a single copy of Site Content owned by RI for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you a) do not remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice contained in the Site Content, b) respect the integrity of the creator’s work and use the Site Content as is without any alteration or modification and in compliance with any specified terms, and c) cite the author and source of the Site Content, and link to the Site Content. Clubs may visit the Brand Center to download ads, promotional materials, images and videos to Tell the story of Rotary. Some of the content on the Site is owned by others, used with permission, and may not be used or downloaded by Users and clubs.
Non-educational and commercial uses, and usage in film, video, products or publications or on websites requires the prior written permission of RI; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
RI welcomes clubs and other Users to link to the Site. Links may resolve to the home page, www.rotary.org, but direct linking to individual files (i.e., images, multimedia files, etc.) is not permitted. You shall not use Rotary International’s logos or trademarks to link to the Site. Links to this Site should not assert or imply an endorsement by or affiliation with RI.
Third-party Websites and Content
This Site may contain links to third-party websites, including social networking websites, and third party content. Third-party links and content are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and does not indicate RI’s endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or its content, including any advertisements that may be posted. RI has no control over, makes no representations or warranties about and accepts no responsibility directly or indirectly for the security, legality, quality, availability, reliability accuracy or content of any third-party links or content. You should review any terms and policies of any third party site.
This Site includes interactive features in which you can post or submit messages, comments, materials, photos, videos, audio, personal information, updates, opportunities, recommendations, etc. (collectively, “User Content” ). By posting or submitting User Content on this Site and/or any integrated products, be aware that your User Content may be seen and used by others.
RI welcomes your feedback, but please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, suggestions, original creative works or propriety information (collectively “ideas”) in any form on the Site. If you do submit ideas, the following terms shall apply to your submissions: 1) RI is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied and no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created; 2) RI may have similar ideas already under consideration or in development; and 3) you grant RI a worldwide, transferable license to use or exploit your ideas without limitation or any compensation, reimbursement or attribution to you.
The information and opinions expressed in the Site are not those of RI or its foundation, affiliates or subsidiaries. RI is not responsible or liable for any misuse or misappropriation of your User Content or ideas. RI is not responsible for and assumes not liability for User Content or from any failure or delay in removing any User Content.
RI seeks to foster a positive, inclusive and safe environment. Your use of the Site and posting of User Content is subject to the following terms:
- Responsibility. You are solely responsible for the content you post or submit and use the Site at your own risk. Stay on topic;
- Respect Intellectual Property. Post content that you own or created or for which you have received permission or a license to post from the owner. You shall not post any content that infringes the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of others;
- Privacy. Do not post photographs, images or videos of other people without their explicit consent, or the explicit permission from the parent or legal guardian of any minors. Do not post any contact or private information;
- Dignity / Civility. Express yourself in ways that unite. Do not post any content that is off-topic, illegal, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, degrading, intimidating, insensitive, hateful, cruel, derogatory, false, sexually explicit, pornographic or interferes with, silences or excludes another individual’s use of this Site. Personal attacks will not be tolerated;
- No Solicitations. You 7will not send unsolicited, off-topic communications or collect contact information of other Site Users or individuals referenced in Site Content or User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited e-mails or other unsolicited communications. You will not include advertising or marketing in User Content; and
- Cybersecurity. You will not post content that contains viruses, harmful files, malicious scripts, or files, materials, or code intended to harm, damage, create an adverse impact on or interfere with the Site or RI’s networks, servers or databases; and
You understand that RI has the right but not the obligation to monitor the Site or monitor, edit or remove any User Content and reserves the right to delete, remove, modify, refuse or block content without notice or your permission for any reason.
Licenses and Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that you own the User Content you post on this Site. By posting any content or User Content to this Site, you automatically grant RI a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and sublicensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt (including without limitation the rights to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies), publish, reformat, display, perform, broadcast, transmit, transcribe, exhibit, translate, host, cache, index, encode, hashtag, archive, create derivative works from, and license your content or User Content, including any of your content posted on RI’s social media channels, for educational, promotional and other purposes without credit or other obligations to you.
You authorize RI to use your name, likeness, and any other personal or biographical data or information in connection with your User Content.
This Site and some of the interactive features and Site Content may be available via a mobile device, including, but without limitation, the ability to browse Site and upload or download content to or from the Site via your device or to use your device to make donations to The Rotary Foundation . You acknowledge that you are responsible for all mobile network charges and not all of the Site or integrated products may work with your device . When you send emails, text messages or other communications from your desktop, laptop or mobile device to RI, you are communicating with RI electronically, and you agree to receive communications from RI electronically, such as emails, texts, mobile push notices in response to your communication. Standard text and calling rates will apply.
Contests and Promotions
RI may conduct promotions on or through the Site, including, without limitation, contests and promotions (collectively “Promotions”). Promotions may have additional terms and rules that will be posted on the Site or otherwise made available. You agree to abide by such terms and rules, including representing that you are of a sufficient legal age to participate in any Promotions.
Transactions and e-Commerce
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability
RI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. RI DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR THAT YOU WILL HAVE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE ACCESS TO THE SITE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE), MATERIALS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. RI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THAT THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, MATERIALS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, RI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, RI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, DATA USE, BUSINESS, REVENUE, INCOME, CONTRIBUTIONS, PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR THE LIKE, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY LAW, OR OTHERWISE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT RI IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
This Site is controlled, operated, and administered by RI from its headquarters within the United States. You may not use this Site or export the Site Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, and may only use the Site according to the minimum age requirements set forth by your applicable law. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, RI makes no claim that the Site and the Site Content may be accessed, used, or downloaded outside the United States or are appropriate for use or legal outside the United States. If the Site and Site Content are available outside the United States, your access and use of, posting or submissions to, participation in any promotion on and any donation or payment on the Site is at your own risk.
Copyright and Trademark Complaints
RI respects the intellectual property rights of others and will take action against infringers, including terminating their accounts. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable laws, RI has adopted a policy of responding to claims that User Content or Site Content infringe intellectual property rights. If you wish to file a complaint for intellectual property infringement, or file a counter-notice, please submit your complaint to email@example.com.
Written claims concerning copyright infringement must include:
- A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of the location of the infringing material on the Site;
- Your full legal name, address, telephone and email address; and
- A declaration that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law (fair use); and that you declare under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If any questions arise about the meaning or interpretation of this policy, the English-language version of this policy is the official text.
Last updated: September 2020