Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“TERMS OF USE”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

All users of this website agree that access to and use of this website are subject to the following Terms of Use and other applicable laws. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, or if your jurisdiction will not honour these Terms of Use, please do not use this website.

SPRING reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. You agree to review these Terms of Use periodically to be aware of such modifications and that your continued use of this website shall be deemed to be your conclusive acceptance of any modified Terms of Use. We will indicate that changes to these Terms of Use have been made by updating the date indicated after “Last Modified” at the end of these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by any modified version of these Terms of Use, you are not authorised to use this website.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The entire content of this website, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is protected by copyright as a collective work under the laws of the United States and other countries, and is the property of the coalition members of SPRING or other third parties. The collective work includes works that are licensed to SPRING. Copyright 2016, SPRING. All RIGHTS RESERVED.

You may use our materials, electronic products and/or services, including our name and logo that are hosted at www.springaccelerator.org (the “Materials”) for non-commercial or educational purposes only. Any Materials used must retain any copyright, intellectual property, proprietary or other notices or disclaimers contained in the original material, and include the notation “Source: SPRING Accelerator.”

You are forbidden from using any SPRING Material appearing on this website:

  • for personal or corporate gain unless granted prior written consent from SPRING;
  • for any suggestion of SPRING endorsement, approval, sponsorship or affiliation of a product or policy where such endorsement has not explicitly been made in writing by SPRING;
  • for any false representation of yourself as a SPRING office, employee, agent or official spokesperson, or any false representation related to SPRING, including that you are raising funds or donations for or on behalf of SPRING;
  • in a way that combines the Marks (as defined below) with other trademarks or alters the proportions, font, arrangement, outline or otherwise distorts the shape of the Marks;
  • to violate or cause SPRING to violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation of any governing jurisdiction including, without limitation, those governing property, consumer protection, unfair competition, false advertising, discrimination, privacy or human rights in a manner that is defamatory, trade libellous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing or contrary to the mission of SPRING; or
  • in connection with pornography, obscene or offensive material, or any material that would be harmful to minors.

The “SPRING Accelerator” name, patterns and logo (the “Marks”) belong solely to the coalition members of SPRING. When any Mark is used, please include the line “______ is a Trademark of SPRING Accelerator” visibly on the page. The Marks remain the exclusive property of SPRING, and by using them you agree not to directly or indirectly register, attempt to register, or challenge SPRING’s use of the Marks in any way. You gain no right, title or interest in or to the Marks by using them as allowed in these Terms of Use.

Any use of the SPRING Materials other than as set out above requires express written permission from SPRING. Please contact info@springaccelerator.org to inquire about such permission.

Commercial use of any SPRING Materials, including any articles, images, or Marks, may constitute a violation of intellectual property or other laws.

REGISTRATION & USER PROFILES
Some areas of the website may require you to register or create a user profile as part of the application process. Completion of the process usually involves creating an account with a user name or identifier and password, which you agree to guard as confidential information and take all reasonable measures to keep secure. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information at all times, and to update it in a timely manner. If you provide (or if we have reasonable grounds to believe you provided) inaccurate or incomplete information, we may suspend or terminate your access, application, or participation in our program, in addition to exercising all rights and remedies allowed by law.

You agree that all uses of the identifier created by you will be attributed to and legally bind you and may be relied upon by us and our agents, affiliates and other third parties with whom we work, including but not limited to our and their respective affiliates, current and former trustees, officers, staff and agents, as being a use made by you, even if someone else uses your identifier.

THIRD PARTY LINKS
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, SPRING may link to websites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with SPRING, SPRING has no control over these linked websites, all of which have separate terms of use and privacy and data collection practices that are independent of SPRING. These linked websites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. The content of, including materials and information contained on, any website to which you link from this site is solely the responsibility of the provider of that website. SPRING does not endorse or support the content of third-party websites. Please review the privacy policy and terms of use of any third-party website that you have linked to from this Website before you use such third-party website.

SPRING seeks to protect the integrity of this website and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback about this website and for websites it links to as well. If you have any concerns about a third-party website, you should also report those concerns directly to the administrator of that website.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SPRING, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or relating in any way to your use of this website, including your use of any text, graphic, code, trademark, logo, design, or other Material as permitted in these Terms of Use, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

PRIVACY
SPRING is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The terms regulating the handling of personally identifiable information and other information submitted by you in connection with this website are described in our Privacy Policy.

WARRANTY
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL OF THE CONTENT AND SERVICES INCLUDED OR PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SPRING DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SPRING DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THIS WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SPRING DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ORIGINALITY, OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ON WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

SPRING DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST SPRING FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SPRING SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OF THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF SPRING HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE, SPRING IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, SPRING’S LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED US$100.00.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

MISCELLANEOUS
Your use of this website shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Oregon, USA applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that any and all disputes, claims and legal proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this website shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. You agree that any such disputes, claims or legal proceedings shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in federal courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that, by using this website, any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communication that SPRING sends you electronically, will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. SPRING’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these Terms of Use. SPRING may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

TERM; TERMINATION
These Terms of Use are applicable to you upon your accessing this website. SPRING reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or restrict your use of this website, without notice, for any or no reason, and without liability to you or any third party. In addition, these Terms of Use, or any part of them, may be terminated by SPRING without notice at any time, for any or no reason. The provisions relating to Intellectual Property, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.

Last Modified: March 03, 2016