Disclaimers

PRIVACY POLICY. This privacy policy sets out how Roots for Individual and Social Empowerment (“RISE”) uses and protects any information that you (the “User”) give RISE when you use this website. RISE is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should RISE ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.  By using riseaboveabuse.org, you consent to the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. Any changes to this policy will be updated on this page.

The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this website: riseaboveabuse.org.   By using this site, you have read, understand and agree to all terms and conditions stated herein, and to the terms and conditions stated in the Terms of Use incorporated herein by reference.

RISE expressly disclaims any liability that may arise from the provision of any User of any information whatsoever to this site. You, the User, do hereby agree to hold RISE harmless from any liability that may arise from the provision of any information to this site.

INFORMATION COLLECTION. Visitors may browse riseaboveabuse.org without being requested to provide any personally identifiable information. However, on certain pages of our website, RISE may request that you to provide information, such as name and contact information to us knowingly and voluntarily.  The User’s contact information may be used by RISE to contact the visitor when necessary.  Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the opt-out section below.  Financial information that is collected is used to process donations.  All confidential credit card information required by the site is processed by third party processor.  Unique identifiers may be collected to verify the User’s identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

RISE may also use this information to improve our website. We may periodically send emails to update you on recent events and developments relating to RISE and its mission, receipts for charitable donations or other information which RISE thinks you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided. RISE will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless RISE has your permission or is required to do so by law.

OPT OUT POLICY. If you do not wish to receive emails from RISE, please email info@riseaboveabuse.org and RISE will remove you from our lists. Please note that donation and volunteer information will remain in RISE databases. To review, update or correct your information, please contact us at info@riseaboveabuse.org or the address listed below.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN’S PRIVACY. The safety and privacy of children is a primary concern of RISE. Riseaboveabuse.org is intended for use by people 18 or over, and RISE will not knowingly collect any information from children under 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent.

If RISE becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided us with such information through riseaboveabuse.org without verifiable parental consent, RISE will immediately remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact RISE at info@riseaboveabuse.org or through the address listed below.

SECURITY. RISE is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure RISE has put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information RISE collect online.

COOKIES. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. RISE uses cookies to identify which pages are being utilized and improve our website. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computer can refuse cookies in their browser. Disabling cookies may cause some functions of our website to not function properly.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES. Our website may contain links to other websites of interest which have their own privacy policy. Once you have used these links to leave our site, RISE cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


TERMS OF USE. This Agreement governs use of the website maintained by Roots for Individual and Social Empowerment (RISE):  riseaboveabuse.org (the “Site”). Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”) before using or continuing to use the Site.  Use of the Site constitutes an agreement to all terms and conditions in this Agreement and the terms of the Privacy Policy incorporated by reference herein.

By using this Site you (the “User”) represent, warrant, understand, agree to and accept all terms and conditions contained in this Agreement without modification by User.  If you object to anything in this Agreement or the Privacy Policy, do not use the Site or the Service.  The Terms of Use are subject to change by RISE at any time, effective upon posting on the Site of a revised version, and your use of the site after such posting, will constitute acceptance by you of the revised version of the Terms of Use.

MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. All text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively “Proprietary Material”) that Users see or read on the Site is owned by RISE or is used with permission. This Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. RISE owns all Proprietary Material as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a Collective Work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. Users may not copy, download, use redesign, reconfigure, or retransmit anything from the Site without our prior express written permission. Furthermore, Users are not allowed to post or distribute any material that they do not own, or which they do not have permission to use. Violation of this policy may result in copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights violations and liability, and subject Users to termination from the use of this Site or civil or criminal penalties. In addition, the Site contains material protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents, and other proprietary rights and laws. Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted therein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of RISE and/or the relevant right holder.

The service marks and trademarks RISE and the RISE logo are service marks owned by RISE. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Users acknowledge the rights of RISE and the respective third parties in those marks. Users may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the prior written permission of the owner as expressly allowed by these Terms of Use.

LINKS. We may include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse or are responsible for the content of the linked website(s).

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. User agrees not to hold RISE, our managers, members, agents, and employees, liable for any content, advice or information delivered which originated through the Site or otherwise was provided by a User.  Users release RISE and its managers, members, agents, and employees from claims, demands and damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such disputes.

INDEMNIFICATION. By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement, Users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless RISE, its managers, members, employees, agents, licensors, attorneys, independent contractors, providers, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively referred to herein as “ RISE “) from and against any and all claim, loss, expense or demand of liability, including attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by RISE  in connection with any claim by a third party (including an intellectual property claim) arising out of (i) materials and content Users submit, post or transmit through the Site, or (ii) use of the Site in violation of these Terms of Use or in violation of any applicable law. Users further agree that they will cooperate as reasonably required in the defense of such claims. RISE reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Users, and Users shall not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without the written consent of RISE.

TERM. This Agreement will become effective immediately upon any use by any User of the Site and shall remain effective unless terminated by RISE as provided hereunder. RISE may terminate this Agreement by providing the affected User or Users with written or email notice of such termination, which shall be effective immediately upon delivery of such notice to the User. Furthermore, RISE may terminate this Agreement immediately for any breach of this Agreement or any applicable policy of RISE as posted on the Site from time to time.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THE USE OF THIS SITE IS AT THE USER’S SOLE RISK. RISE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE; NOR DOES IT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. RISE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RISE DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION APPEARING ON THE SITE. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO RESULTS OF ANY USER’S USE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR VIA THE SITE. RISE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. RISE MAKES REASONABLE MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS IS DISCLOSED ONLY TO THOSE PERSONS SPECIFIED BY USERS. RISE CANNOT AND DOES NOT, HOWEVER, GUARANTEE THAT THE PERSONAL INFORMATION ENTERED BY USERS WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS. USERS AGREE NOT TO HOLD RISE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED AS A RESULT OF ANY SUCH MISAPPROPRIATION, INTERCEPTION, DELETION, DESTRUCTION OR USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS THROUGH THE SITE. RISE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE.

GOVERNING LAW/ARBITRATION. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.  Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to an alleged breach of this Agreement or the operation of this Site shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, please contact us at info@riseaboveabuse.org or at the address listed below.

RISE
P.O. Box 410503
San Francisco, CA  94141-0503

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