Effective Date: January 24, 2020
To review the Terms of an individual section, click on the link to the section below:
Age Restriction. You must be at least 16 years old to be a registered user of our Service. To create and maintain a CaringBridge Individual Site, you must be at least 18.
Registration Information. When you register, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form, and (b) maintain and promptly update your registration information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
Password Security. As a registered user, you choose a unique password. You may not use the password of any other person to access the Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and may not let any other person use it to access the Service. You are solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing the Service using your password, even if the activities were not authorized by you. You must notify us at Customercare@caringbridge.org immediately of any unauthorized use of your password. In addition, if you believe or suspect your password has been compromised, you must promptly change your password using the functionality provided in the Service.
Preservation of Your Individual Site. We recommend that, from time to time, you take steps to preserve your Individual Site so that you will have an archival copy.
You may increase the privacy of the Individual Site by making it accessible “By Invitation Only.” This privacy setting can be changed at any time during the lifetime of the Individual Site by going to “Site Settings.”
CaringBridge also offers a public search listing feature that allows you to publish portions of your Individual Site to the public Internet. The publicly visible information may include: (1) the first and last name the subject of the Individual Site; (2) the title of the Individual Site; (3) the profile picture of the Individual Site; (3) the date and time of the first journal post to the Individual Site; and (4) the date and time of the most recent journal post to the Individual Site. This public profile will be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. You have the option to activate the public profile feature when you initially create an Individual Site or at any time during the lifetime of the Individual Site by going to “Site Settings.”
CaringBridge has no way of knowing and will not be responsible or liable if the individual accessing an Individual Site obtained the website address through improper means. In addition, individuals using our Service must understand that the Internet is inherently insecure, and no website operator can guarantee that a website is secure. CaringBridge does not warrant that our Service, Site, or Individual Site is secure or "hackerproof." You use our Service solely at your own risk.
Respect is a priority in the CaringBridge community. Your interactions on the Service, including on Individual Sites, should be courteous and respectful and should refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments, as well as personal attacks, taunting and general disrespect. Whether creating and maintaining an Individual Site on behalf of yourself or another person, visiting and posting to an Individual Site created by someone else, creating a member profile, or otherwise or posting on the Service, you may be posting a variety of content, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, information, videos, links and other material ("Submissions"). You may not post Submissions that:
License to Use Your Submissions. By posting Submissions on our Service, you are granting CaringBridge a non-exclusive, worldwide, full paid-up and royalty-free, fully assignable, transferable and sub licensable license to use, copy, perform and display publicly, distribute, and prepare derivative works based on your Submissions, in whole or in part, throughout the universe in any form, format, or medium now or hereafter known.
Submissions Do Not Reflect the Views of CaringBridge. The Submissions posted on our Service by any person, regardless of that person's affiliation or non-affiliation with CaringBridge, reflect only the opinions of the person posting the Submission.
Copyright Ownership. You, and you alone, are legally responsible for your Submissions. If any part of your Submission is not your original work, it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright owner before you post your Submission. If you think any content or Submission violates your intellectual property rights, please review our Copyright and DMCA Take-Down Section below.
Under no circumstances shall CaringBridge or its sponsors be liable in any way for any submissions posted on or made available through an individual site by you or any other user. We do not control, have no obligation to monitor, and are not responsible for what users post on or through our Service and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, infringing or otherwise objectionable or illegal Submissions you may encounter on our Service or in connection with your use of our Service.
You may not post, email or make available any content or use this Service:
Submission of Ideas. By submitting Ideas (defined as feedback, suggestions, inventions, conceptions or ideas) to CaringBridge, you are granting to CaringBridge and its designees a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully-paid up and royalty free, fully assignable, transferable and sublicensable license to use, exploit, modify, improve, copy, distribute, display or perform publicly (including, in the case of sound recordings, to perform publicly in digital audio transmission), prepare derivative works of the Ideas you submit (and all rights therein), without restrictions of any kind, without any payment or other consideration of any kind, without notification to you or any third party, and without attribution, throughout the universe and in any form, format or medium now or hereafter known, and to authorize others to do the same. The term “Ideas” does not include any Submission you post on an Individual Site. This license includes the right to reduce to practice, make, have made, use, import, export, sell, and offer to sell products and services incorporating, embodying, or using the Ideas (including, to the extent reasonably necessary, any ideas underlying the Ideas) and to authorize others to do the same.
CaringBridge does not wish to receive confidential or proprietary ideas. All Ideas submitted to CaringBridge through our Service shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.
Violation of Copyrights/Copyright Agent. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you are the copyright owner (or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner), please notify our Copyright Agent immediately of any copyright infringement. As soon as we receive your notice of claimed infringement, in the form described below, we will promptly remove or disable access to materials that are claimed to be infringing (or the subject of infringing activity). Your notice must be in writing and must include the following:
Your notice must be signed (physically or electronically) and must be addressed as follows:
Tia Newcomer, CEO CaringBridge 2750 Blue Water Road, Suite 275 Eagan, MN 55121
Any notification by a copyright owner or a person Authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon CaringBridge actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident.
CaringBridge reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, the Site or Individual Sites (or any part thereof) with or without notice. CaringBridge shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service or Individual Sites.
As a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, CaringBridge may invite users to provide charitable donations to CaringBridge. Donations ensure families can use CaringBridge free of charge. CaringBridge will inform users of the opportunity to donate through the Service, within email communications and within direct mail letters. Users can opt-out of email and direct mail letter communications.
From time to time, users will post information on an Individual Site to let other users know how they can contribute money to help someone in need. Our concern is that some of these requests for help may be fraudulent, and our users may be deceived. We cannot review every posting on every Individual Site and have no way of policing these requests or determining their authenticity. Accordingly, we urge you not to respond to any such fundraising requests that may be posted on an Individual Site unless you are absolutely certain, from firsthand knowledge, that the request is legitimate and that your donation will be used in the manner you intend. CaringBridge will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused in connection with your response to any solicitation contained on any individual site. We also want to remind you that contributions made in response to such solicitations posted on Individual Sites are not contributions to CaringBridge and may not be tax deductible.
CaringBridge makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to this service, any content (including user submissions) on this service, or any product or service promoted through this service. This service and all of its content are provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, CaringBridge disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, arising by statute, custom or course of dealing, course of performance or in any other way, including without limitation implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness of a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, CaringBridge does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, completeness or usefulness of any content appearing on this service.
Under no circumstances, shall CaringBridge, or its sponsors, licensors, or service providers, or any of its or their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees or agents (collectively, the “released parties”), be liable to you or any third party claiming through you for any losses or damages arising out of or in connection with this service, its content (including user submissions), any products or services made available through this service, or your use of or inability to use this service, including any loss or damage due to viruses that may affect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your use of this service or your downloading of any material from this service.
This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind (whether direct, indirect, general, special, consequential, incidental, exemplary or otherwise, including, without limitation, loss of data, income, or profits), whether the claim is based on contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or any other legal theory, even if an authorized representative of CaringBridge or another released party has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, and without regard to the success or effectiveness of other remedies.
If any part of this limitation of liability is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of CaringBridge, its sponsors, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents, under such circumstances to you or any person or entity claiming through you for liabilities that otherwise would have been limited shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00). Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of these limitations of liability may not apply to you. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit or exclude liability for losses or damages which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law.
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2750 Blue Water Road, Suite 275
Eagan, MN 55121