This Website is not intended for children under the age of 18.
If you notice any unlawful or prohibited use or abuse of our Website or any contribution that does not comply with our Acceptable Use standards, we ask that you notify us by email at email@example.com. You may browse the Website without registering for an account, however, use of some features require account creation. To create an account, you must be 18 or older.
We may provide interactive services on our Website, including, without limitation:
All discussion posts are public and may be indexed by internet search engines. Use caution when posting a new message. Private messages to individual Users are not indexed by search engines. We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive serve we provide on our Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a User in violation of our Acceptable Use standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
User Generated Content
All material which you post, send, upload, transmit, or otherwise make available on, or in connection with, our Website (each a “contribution”) must comply with our Acceptable Use standards set out below.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your contributions you are granting us and our Users permission to use your contributions in connection with the operation of business and to draw attention to our Website including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your contributions. Unless otherwise stated by the contributing User, each contribution will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any contribution provided by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We always reserve the right to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We reserve the right to review your contributions and we have the right to remove any contribution, in whole or in part, from our Website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use standards. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them in your contributions. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your contributions.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your contributions. We are under no obligation to post or use any contributions you may provide and may remove any contribution at any time in our sole discretion. We do not control or endorse the content, messages or other contributions found in any interactive service and we are not responsible for any contributions or the acts of our Users. We specifically disclaim any liability regarding your participation in any interactive service. Contributors are not Ounce authorized spokespersons and their views do not necessarily reflect our views.
The following Acceptable Use standards apply to every User. You must comply with the spirit and letter of the following standards which apply to each contribution or any part of it.
Contributions must not:
You may use our Website for lawful purposes only. You may not use our Website:
You also agree you will not:
We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the materials published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and all such rights are reserved.
The content on our Website including any User contributions is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action based on the content on our Website. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up to date.
The predominant purpose of the content on our Website is to share information among early education professionals. You must not use any part of the content on our Website for any commercial purposes whatsoever without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors. For the avoidance of doubt, the use of our directory information for marketing or recruitment purposes is strictly prohibited.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use, and, where enabled, you may share our content on social media with other professionals in order to draw the attention of others within your professional circles to content posted on our Website.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
If you print off, copy, download or otherwise use any part of our Website or contact any User in breach of
Links to Third Parties
Our Website may contain links or other access points to third party websites, services and resources (each a "Third Party Property"). Such Third-Party Properties are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents or availability of any Third-Party Property, including without limitation any link contained in a Third-Party Property, or any changes or updates to a Third-Party Property. We provide links and other access to Third Party Properties to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the site or any association with its operators. We shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any Third Party Property. Please refer to the terms and conditions in connection with your use of any Third-Party Property.
Suspension and Termination
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all information, software, products, services, content and related graphics are provided on our Website "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind including without warranty about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we and our licensors hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services, content and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
You agree that we and our licensors will not be responsible to you for any indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages or losses you may incur in connection with our Website whatsoever or any content, data, contributions or other materials made available through or in connection with our Website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if we or our licensors have been advised of the possibility of such damage or loss.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
Our name, logo and all related names and logos are trademarks of the Ounce, its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without prior written permission. All other names logos, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners. Content of the Website is Copyright © 2020 by Ounce of Prevention Fund and/or its licensors. All rights reserved.
DMCA Copyright Notice and Takedown Policy
If you are a copyright owner and you believe your work has been copied and used improperly on the Website, please contact our copyright agent. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), to be effective, the notification to us must include the following information: (1) physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; (2) description of the work you claim has been infringed and the description and location of the alleged infringement on the Website; (3) your contact information including address, telephone number and email address; (4) a written statement that you have a good faith belief the accused usage is infringing; and (5) a statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information in the notice is accurate and that you are duly authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
You may contact our copyright agent by mail at Ounce of Prevention Fund, c/o Copyright Agent 33 W. Monroe Street, STE 1200, Chicago, IL 60603; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at (312) 453-1935.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing may be subject to liability. If you are unsure whether material on the Website is infringing, we suggest that you contact an attorney prior to sending notice.
Disputes and Jurisdiction
You agree that, to the extent permitted by law, the laws of Illinois will apply to all matters relating to our Website. You also agree and consent that if there is ever any legal action against us, the county of Cook in the State of Illinois will have exclusive jurisdiction and be the exclusive venue for any such legal action.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of your use of this Website.