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Terms of Use

 

This policy covers the use of YouthOne's Websites and External Services (together or separately, the "Website"), which can be reached through YouthOne.org and https://www.youthone.org, as well as all use of youthone.org (www.youthone.org) (together, the “Sites” or each a “Site”). Please read these Terms of Use and our Online Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference, carefully. By visiting our Sites, you agree to follow the rules set forth here. If we update our Terms of Use, we will post the updated Terms of Use here. Any such changes will be effective upon posting. You should consult the “Terms of Use'' bar on this Site each time you visit our Sites.

If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should not use our Sites. If you have any questions or suggestions about these Terms of Use, please contact YouthOne at (415)-309-4357 or info@youthone.org. Alternatively, you can mail YouthOne at:

YouthOne HQ

21443 Pine Street, 
Middletown, CA 95461

YouthOne San Francisco

39 Jeff Adachi Way,

San Francisco, CA 94103

Mailing Address

Po Box 782

Kelseyville, CA 95451

 

1. Use of Our Sites and Content

All content included on our Sites, such as text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, photographs, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of YouthOne or its respective owner, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Users of our Sites may not copy, print, or distribute any of the content thereon, with the exception of resource articles provided on our Sites or in the Resource Library. Such resource articles may be used only for informational, non-commercial purposes. Linking to our Sites is permitted, as long as the link does not imply or suggest that YouthOne has endorsed or is affiliated with the linked site.

YouthOne acknowledges that users come to us carrying a wide range of emotions and are at different stages of healing. Users of our Sites are asked to be respectful, thoughtful and civil in all communications with YouthOne staff. YouthOne does not tolerate harassment, bullying, discrimination, racism, sexism or aggression of any kind. Any YouthOne Site users who violate these community standards, or who otherwise disrupt, interfere with or harass YouthOne staff, may be restricted or barred from our services.

Trademarks: YouthOne®, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network® and other marks displayed on our Sites are trademarks of YouthOne. All other trademarks displayed on our Sites not owned by YouthOne are, to our knowledge, the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with YouthOne. You may not use these trademarks without prior written consent.

Your Content: We may collect information (other than your personally identifiable information, which is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy or other content (“Content”) that you voluntarily provide, including reviews and ratings submitted in the Prevention Navigator section of our Sites. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that Content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you provide Content to or through our Sites you give us and users of our Sites and such other websites and media platforms (now known or later developed) as we may designate ("Other Media") an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable, transferable license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make Content submitted to or through our Sites available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with us for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on Other Media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by YouthOne, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with YouthOne, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through our Sites. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against YouthOne and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Content. If you do not want your Content shared with others, you should not submit it to us, nor should you submit Content that contains Personally Identifiable Information. Unless YouthOne expressly states to the contrary, YouthOne will not be required to treat any submission as confidential.

All Content including ratings provided through Prevention Navigator, program data, descriptions of prevention course, video excerpts, assertions about its effectiveness, and client lists, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We are not obligated to monitor or control the Content posted on our Sites, and we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via our Sites or obtained by you through our Sites is at your own risk.

We reserve the right to monitor and edit any postings and to delete, remove, move, re-format, edit or reject any Content in our sole discretion, without prior notice or liability to you. If we determine, in our sole discretion and judgment, that any Content, including Ratings provided through Prevention Navigator, may violate these Terms of Use, in addition to our rights as described in these Terms of Use, we reserve the right, at any time and without limiting any and all other rights we may have to: (i) refuse to allow you to post; (ii) remove and delete Content; (iii) revoke your right to use our Sites; and/or (iv) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to us to enforce the provisions of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration on our Sites.

Prevention Navigator Rating Guidelines: Prevention Navigator ratings should only be posted by users who have completed a listed prevention course or training. For each course or training you complete, you may only post one rating or comment. All ratings must adhere to these guidelines:

DO:

  • Be honest and objective in your assessment of the prevention program.

  • Proofread your comments before submitting.

  • Remember that while negative comments that offer constructive criticism are useful, comments that insult a presenter on a personal level are not.

DO NOT:

  • Include any information that may identify you or other people.

  • State your opinion as fact.

  • Post a rating if you have not completed or supervised the implementation of the prevention course.

  • Post a rating if you have not enrolled and attended a class at, or are employed by, the specific college or university.

  • Post a rating if you or your family member are employed by the owner, creator or sponsor of the program being reviewed.

  • Speak on behalf of other people.

  • Post hyperlinks and/or URLs.

Copyright Policy: We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect users of our Sites to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Send your notice to our designated contact, the Website Administrator, at info@youthone.org or the address listed above.

YouthOne respects the intellectual property rights of others and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to block and/or terminate access to our Sites from those that infringe on the rights of others.

2. Linked Sites

Our Sites may link to or be linked from other sites that are not maintained by YouthOne. YouthOne does not endorse, and is not responsible for the content of, any site other than the Sites.

3. Password and Security Notification

Certain areas of the Sites are password-protected. You may not attempt to access any password-protected areas of the Site without authorization. If you have been issued a password for the Site, you agree that we have granted you limited access to specific files pertaining to you, and you agree not to attempt to access other computer files. All information that we provide to users of the Sites supplying a password is confidential and intended solely for the information of its intended recipient. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords, account information, user names, and/or security questions and answers for the Sites, and for logging off any protected areas of the Sites when you finish a session. Accordingly, you should protect the confidentiality of your password, and notify us immediately if you become aware of its unauthorized use. If you share your password with a third party, you assume all responsibility for all such party’s activity related to the Site.

4. Limitations of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL YouthOne OR ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, DONORS, AFFILIATES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “RELATED PERSONS”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS, DAMAGES OR INJURIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL (“DAMAGES”) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACCESS, USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR DISTRIBUTION OF OUR SITES AND THEIR CONTENTS, OR A SITE LINKED TO OUR SITES, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER/DEVICE VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, OTHER COMPUTER/DEVICE MALFUNCTION, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF ANY ASSET, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, OR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE SITE. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF YouthOne OR RELATED PERSONS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

Disclaimer: The material on our Sites may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We may shut down our Sites and end these Terms of Use at any time. However, in the event of such a termination, the Limitations of Liability, Disclaimer, and Governing Law sections would continue to apply.

OUR SITES ARE PROVIDED BY YouthOne ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YouthOne MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF OUR SITES OR THE INFORMATION INCLUDED ON OUR SITES INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR MALWARE, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, FUNCTIONALITY, RELIABILITY, SEQUENCING OR SPEED OF DELIVERY. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OUR SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. INFORMATION AND ADVICE PROVIDED THROUGH OUR SITES IS NOT INTENDED AND SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING. ONLINE SESSIONS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY STAFFERS (INCLUDING VOLUNTEERS) WHO ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS AND MAY NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE COUNSELING SERVICES IN CERTAIN STATES. ONLINE SESSIONS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OUR SITES IS NOT INTENDED OR IMPLIED TO CONSTITUTE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. IN ADDITION, NOTHING ON OUR SITES IS INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.

 

If you need professional services or counseling, please call YouthOne's Websites and External Services at 415-777-8600 to discuss how to locate a legally-certified professional.

5. International Use

YouthOne makes no claims that materials or services on our Sites are appropriate or may be downloaded for use in locations outside the United States. Access to the Sites from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. Furthermore, our databases are located in the United States. If you access this website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States. Those who access our Sites from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.

6. Governing Law

You agree that your use of our Sites, these Terms of Use and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of California. Any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be resolved solely in the courts located in California. Thank you for visiting youthone.org. Please contact YouthOne at 415-777-8600, or info@youthone.org, if you have any questions about our website or this Website User Agreement.

 

User Safety Procedures

 

Cache and History Cleaning and Erasing Cookies

 

Once you have finished your session with a National Sexual Assault Hotline (NSAH) staffer it is important that you clean your cache and history and erase the cookies on your computer or mobile device so that people are not able to go onto your computer/device and check up on what you have been doing. The following is step-by-step directions on how to clean the cache and history. The directions are operating system and browser specific so make sure to pay attention to the relevant information for your computer/device.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any reason to suspect that someone may be tracking your computer or mobile device usage, please think carefully about whether or not you will want to complete these privacy steps. If someone is tracking your usage, they may grow suspicious if all records of internet activity, call logs, etc. disappear.

What is the cache? The cache is an area of the hard disc where web pages are stored when a page is downloaded from the internet. It allows for recently viewed pages to be viewed more rapidly or even offline.

What is the history? The history is a list of the different URLs (or websites) you have visited. This is what fills in the URL line for you when you are returning to a website you have visited before. To see your history on a Mac, type Apple + Y. To see your history on a PC, type Control + H.

What are cookies? Cookies are storage files that collect personal information that you have provided to particular vendors on the internet (e.g., your name, address, phone number, things you have ordered, etc.). Only information you have provided is stored and cookies are used to speed up the interactive process when you are online with a vendor. For instance, when you go to Amazon.com you may notice that the advertisements seem to be relevant to your interests, that is because your reading and music preferences are stored in cookies, so that the web page can advertise specific deals that fit your taste.

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