website Terms of Use

Interfaith Bridges Program Website Terms of Use
Last Updated: August 6, 2021

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​Welcome to Building Bridges TogetherTM! Please read these Website Terms of Use (the “Website Terms”) and our Privacy Policy  (“Privacy Policy”) carefully because they govern your access to and use of our website located www.buildingbridgestogether.net (the “Site”) offered by Building Bridges Together (“BBT,” “us,” “we” or “our”).

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Agreement to Website Terms. By accessing the Site, you agree to be bound by these Website Terms. You may not access the Site if you do not agree to be bound by these Website Terms. If you are accessing and using the Site on behalf of a legal entity (such as your employer or faith community organization), you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that entity to these Website Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that entity.

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Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Site, for information on how we collect, use and share your information.

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Changes to the Site. Because our Site is evolving over time, we may, but are not obligated to, update or remove any part of the Site, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

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Who May Access and Use the Site? You may use the Services only if you are 18 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with BBT, and not otherwise barred from using the Site under applicable law.

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Feedback. We appreciate your feedback, comments, ideas, proposals, and suggestions for improvements to the Site (“Feedback”). If you choose to submit Feedback, you agree that we are free to use, sub-license, and transfer it in perpetuity for any reason without any restriction or compensation to you.

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Your Content. You may upload or share content such as files, text, documents or images (“User Content”) on our Site. BBT does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content, and nothing in these Website Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to your User Content. By submitting User Content to us, you hereby grant to BBT a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense to use and store your User Content to provide the Site to you. You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you have (and will have) all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Website Terms. You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting it. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.

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Our Intellectual Property in the Site. Our Site includes content that is subject to intellectual property rights. We retain all rights to that content. You have no right to reproduce and distribute the Site or any individual element within the Site. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Website Terms.

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General Prohibitions and BBT’s Enforcement Rights. You agree not to do any of the following:

(a) Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;

 

(b) Use, copy, display, mirror or frame, or reproduce or distribute the Site or any individual element within the Site, BBT’s name, any BBT trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without BBT’s express written consent;

 

(c) Access, tamper with, or use the Site, BBT’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of BBT’s providers;

 

(d) Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any BBT system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;

 

(e) Attempt to access or search the Site or download content from the Site using any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by BBT or other generally available third-party web browsers;

 

(f) Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by BBT or any of BBT’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site;

(g) Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation to other users of the Site;

(h) Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a BBT trademark, logo URL or product name without BBT’s express written consent;

(i) Use the Site, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Website Terms;

(j) Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;

(k) Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site;

(l)I nterfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Site;

(m) Collect or store any personally identifiable information from Site from other users of the Site without their express permission.

(n) Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;

(o) Violate any applicable law or regulation; or

(p) Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

BBT will monitor access to or use of the Site to ensure compliance with these Website Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any content at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, content we, at our sole discretion, consider objectionable or in violation of these Website Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Website Terms or conduct that affects the Site. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.

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Links to Third Party Websites or Resources. The Site may include links to third-party websites or other resources. We provide access only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products, or services on or available from those resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party resources.

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Termination. We may suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Site, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Site, the following Sections will survive: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9-16.

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Warranty Disclaimers. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Site will meet your requirements. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any information or content in the Site.

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Indemnity. You will indemnify and hold BBT and its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your and your participants’ access to or use of the Site, (b) your User Content or (c) your violation of these Website Terms.

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Limitation of Liability. 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER BBT NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE WEBSITE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BBT OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, IN NO EVENT WILL BBT’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE WEBSITE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR ARE PAYABLE BY YOU TO BBT FOR USE OF THE SITE.

THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BBT AND YOU.

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Governing Law and Forum Choice. These Website Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The parties expressly consent to personal and exclusive jurisdiction in the state and federal courts located in the County of Santa Clara, and you and BBT each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

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General Terms.

Reservation of Rights. BBT and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Site, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site.

Entire Agreement. These Website Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between BBT and you regarding the Site, and these Website Terms supersede and replace all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between BBT and you regarding the Site. If any provision of these Website Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of these Website Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Website Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without BBT’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Website Terms, without such consent, will be null. BBT may freely assign or transfer these Website Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Website Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by BBT under these Website Terms will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Site or the Site. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

Waiver of Rights. BBT’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Website Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of BBT. Except as expressly set forth in these Website Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Website Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Website Terms or otherwise.

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Contact Information. If you have any questions about these Website Terms, the Site, please contact BBT at info@buildingbridgestogether.net.