Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
This Web site is an educational and informational service provided by The Do Write Campaign (“DWC”, “the Foundation”) with the express condition that users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement, as they may be modified from time to time. Your consultation and use of this Web site constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions.
You acknowledge that the information on this Web site is provided “as is” for general information only. This Web site does not offer advice or recommendations and individuals should not rely on the information posted on this Web site as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with individual conditions and needs.
The Do Write Campaign makes no representations with respect to the information, services, products or message on this Web site and specifically disclaims any other warranties, including but not limited to implied or express warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular usage, application or purpose. The Do Write Campaign makes no warranties of any kind regarding the operation of this Web site, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, other harmful elements or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.
Links from this Web site
The Do Write Campaign makes no representation, warranty or endorsement, express or implied, as to any of the information, services, products or messages on any other Web sites which may be accessed through a hyperlink on this Web site. In particular, these links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by The Do Write Campaign of the organization or individual operating the Web site or a warranty or endorsement of any type regarding the Web site or the information, services, products or messages posted on or available from such Web site.
Copyright and Trademark
Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this Web site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, is copyrighted by and proprietary to The Do Write Campaign. The content displayed on any page of this Web site may be used for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of The Do Write Campaign, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.The name and mark, The Do Write Campaign and its attendant logos and taglines, are trademarks of The Do Write Campaign and may not be used or reproduced without its prior written consent.
You agree that you will hold harmless The Do Write Campaign and its officers, directors, agents, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Web site or the information, services, products or messages contained in this Web site or other Web sites to which it is linked, including but not limited to claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed or downloaded from this Web site or another Web site to which it is linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or infringing upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will The Do Write Campaign or the contributors of information to this Web site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST THE DO WRITE CAMPAIGN, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, AND VOLUNTEERS FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE.
This Web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by The Do Write Campaign, which is headquartered in the State of Connecticut, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Connecticut, by accessing this Web site both you and The Do Write Campaign agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Web site. You and The Do Write Campaign also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the State of Connecticut and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut with respect to such matters. The Do Write Campaign makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
You retain ownership of any writings, artwork, and any other artisic media Submission that you submit to The Do Write Campaign. However, by submitting, you, on behalf of yourself and any Third Party Participants, grant The Do Write Campaign the perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable and transferable license to reproduce, distribute, display, prepare derivative works of, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, digitize, otherwise use, and permit others to use, exhibit and perform throughout the world the Submission through any and all media channels and in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the internet, and in all other media, telecast, broadcast, via mobile devices, as well as through any other media and format now known or hereinafter developed for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotional services, all without further consent from or payment to you, Third Party Participants or any other third parties. DWC reserves the right to post the Submissions on its Website or any other Website but DWC has no obligation to post or publish your Submission and any such publication or postings will be in DWC’s sole discretion.
In addition, by submitting a Submission, you acknowledge that, by acceptance of a Submission, DWC does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas that might be contained in a Submission which was previously known to DWC, or developed by their respective employees, or obtained from other sources, or rights to use similar or related ideas without any restriction whatsoever, or further obligation to you or any Third Party Participants. In the event of any dispute or potential dispute regarding the Submission or User, Third Party Participants, or any third party, the Submission may be removed in DWC’s sole discretion. DWC reserves the right to edit your submission for technical reasons, e.g. to shorten in length, crop it or convert it from color to black and white, in order to meet web site specifications. If after viewing your edited submitted writing or artwork you have concerns or wish to have it removed, please contact us.
Any opinions and recommendations expressed on the Site are those of the person expressing such views and not those of DWC. DWC is not responsible for and does not assume any liability for the comments and opinions expressed by Users. You agree to hold DWC and its members, affiliates, employees free of responsibility for any potentially damaging User Content posted by you or other Users. You acknowledge that DWC does not control the specific content of your messages and personal notes or the messages and personal notes by other Users. Users shall remain solely responsible for their User Content.
Linking From Other Websites
The Do Write Campaign may grant the owner of a Web site permission to use a hyperlink to this Web site from its Web site, provided: (a) any such link must clearly be marked ” The Do Write Campaign;” (b) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host Web site may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with The Do Write Campaign’s name and trademarks; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host Web site may not create the false appearance that any other entity is associated with or sponsored by The Do Write Campaign; and (d) the link, when activated by a user, must display this Web site full-screen and not with a “frame” on the linked Web site. The owner of any Web site with a hyperlink to this Web site agrees to the foregoing terms and agrees to delete any such link upon notice from The Do Write Campaign that such permission has been revoked, which notice may be given at any time and for any reason.
The Do Write Campaign is not responsible for the information or materials contained on Web sites linking to this Web site. Links to this Web site are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by The Do Write Campaign of the organization or individual operating the host Web site or a warranty of any type regarding the host Web site or the information on the host Web site.
Public and Registered User Areas
The DWC Site features groups, discussions, user profiles, comment areas, blogs and similar areas where Users can share information about themselves and their opinions, as well as post questions (“Public Areas”). Certain areas of the Site contain information intended only for Users who create user names or join or register to use the Site (“Registered Users”) and DWC reserves the right to limit these areas to Registered Users.
If you use a Public Area or an area reserved for Registered Users (a “Registered User Area”), you agree that you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications and your reliance on communications found in the Public Areas or Registered User Areas. The Company is not responsible for the consequences of communications in the Public Areas or Registered User Areas. Although DWC may from time to time monitor the Content posted on the Site, DWC is under no obligation to do so. DWC attempts to create a safe and supportive environment for all individuals by taking measures to prevent offensive behavior but DWC makes no guarantee with respect to your experience of the Site. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if you feel that a posted message or image is objectionable. If you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you are dissatisfied with communications posted to the Site, your sole recourse is to terminate your use of the Site.
DWC reserves the right (but is not obligated) to, without limitation and in our sole discretion, to: (a) record the communications in Public Areas and Registered User Areas; (b) investigate any allegation that a communication does not conform to these Terms and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication; (c) remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive or that otherwise fail to conform with the guidelines above or otherwise with these Terms; (d) monitor, edit or disclose any communication in the Public Areas and/or Registered User Areas; (e) edit or delete any communication posted on the Site; and/or (f) disclose any communication posted on any portion of the Site as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, regardless of whether such communications violates these standards.