Volunteer Centre County's TERMS OF USE

By signing in to, accessing, or otherwise using the Volunteer Centre County website (this "Site"), you agree to this Volunteer Centre County Terms of Use agreement (these "Terms of Use"). If you disagree with any part of these Terms of Use, do not use this Site. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time, so please check for changes to these Terms of Use each time you use this Site. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use means that you accept those changes.

Licenses and Restrictions. This Site is owned and operated by Sedum, Inc. DBA Volunteer Centre County (a 501(c)(3) organization ("we", "us", or a similar term), a Pennsylvania corporation registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State and having its principal address at 181 Winesap Drive, Port Matilda, PA 16870, United States of America. You may view, download, and print material from this Site only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated. In addition, materials from this Site may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. You may not post material from this Site to another website or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this Site to other websites. You may not use this Site or information found at this Site (including the names or addresses of those who have submitted information to this Site) to sell or promote products or services, to solicit clients, or for any other commercial purpose.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve sole discretion and right to deny, revoke, or limit use of this Site, including the reproduction and any other use of any material available through this Site. It is not our responsibility, however, to determine what "fair use" means for persons wishing to use materials from this Site. That remains wholly a responsibility of individual users of this Site. Furthermore, we are not required to give additional source citations, or to guarantee that the materials of this Site are cleared for any alternate use. Such responsibility also ultimately remains with individual users of this Site. However, we maintain the right to prevent infringement of our materials and to interpret "fair use" as we understand the law.

Code of Conduct. You agree that you will not individually, or as part of any collective effort, submit or post information to this Site that could be deemed harmful or offensive to other users, nor will you impersonate another user in order to hide your identity or to implicate another in such actions. You further agree to do nothing that might disrupt the flow of data to and from this Site, impact the service or performance of this Site, or circumvent any of the controls or usage rules that we have implemented. You understand and agree that the result of harmful or offensive actions (or any other breach of these Terms of Use) may include revocation of your right to use this Site and its materials and result in legal action against you.

Interactions with Others. This Site provides a platform for individuals to learn about and coordinate service opportunities. We are not a party to, have no involvement or interest in, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, transactions, interactions, disputes, or any relations whatsoever between you and any other person or organization, whether or not you found or otherwise interacted with such person or organization through, or as a result of your use of, this Site.

We cannot and do not confirm the identity of any person or organization using this Site.

You are solely responsible for determining the identity and suitability of others with whom you may interact through, or as a result of using, this Site. We do not represent or warrant that this Site is sufficient to determine whether it is appropriate for you to interact with others. Further, we do not endorse any persons who use or register on this Site.

We do not investigate or verify any person or organization's reputation, conduct, morality, criminal background, or any information others may submit to this Site, and the burden is on you to investigate the legitimacy of any organization, posting, or service opportunity. In this regard, please be aware of scammers, and note that the service opportunities presented through this Site are intended to give you the chance to help others by donating your time and efforts (and possibly materials, if appropriate, for example, in the assembly and preparation of humanitarian aid kits). If, however, any person or organization you encounter through this Site requests that you contribute money, you should notify us immediately, as this is contrary to our policy and the purpose of this Site.

User Content. The services provided on this Site allow you to post content relating to service and volunteer opportunities. Furthermore, you warrant you have the right to use such names, likenesses, logos, etc. That content may include images, descriptions, files, trademarks, service marks, tradenames, personal data, and other content or information (any such materials a user submits, posts, displays, or otherwise makes available on this Site is referred to as "User Content"). You retain full ownership of all your User Content and can request (at any time) that we remove it from this Site. We reserve the right to refuse to accept, or to remove from this Site, any User Content for any reason, such as if we believe that it may subject us to legal liability or that it may violate these Terms of Use.

You agree not to post User Content that:

may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal;
may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property;
seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking them for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;
may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort;
contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable;
contains any information or content that is illegal;
contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law, including data protection law, or due to any contractual or fiduciary relationship;
contains any information or content that you know or believe is not correct and current; or
promotes, or otherwise incites discrimination, racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. You agree not to use this Site to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory, and you understand and agree that your failure to comply with this provision may lead to your loss of access to the Site.

You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate any third- party right of any kind, including, without limitation, any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below). To the extent that your User Content contains third party content, you hereby represent that you are the owner of, or have a valid license to, all the Intellectual Property Rights of such third-party content, and have the power to grant the license granted below. You hereby represent that you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person whose likeness appears in your User Content to use and allow us and this Site's users to use such person's name or likeness in the manner contemplated by this Site and by these Terms of Use, and each such person has released you and us from any liability that may arise in relation to such use. You will supply us with these written consents if we request you to do so. We reserve (as stated above) the right, but not the obligation, to reject and/or remove any User Content that we believe, in our sole discretion, violates these provisions without admission or liability. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all patent rights; copyright rights; moral rights; rights of publicity and rights of privacy; trademark, trade dress, and service mark rights; goodwill; trade secrets; and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefor and registrations, renewals, and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory, or other jurisdiction.

To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we assume no responsibility and we assume no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third-party posts on this Site. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for the online display of your (and others') User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that we shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of any such User Content.

User Content License Grant. By posting any User Content on this Site, including, without limitation, your or another’s name, likeness, logo, tradename, trademark, service mark, or copyrighted materials, you expressly grant to us, and you hereby represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant to us, a royalty free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with this Site.

No Control Over Third Parties. No service opportunities, meetings, events, organizations, or individuals listed on this Site are controlled by us, and individuals participating with such do so at their own risk.

Remember, this Site is just a platform that enables you to communicate and interact with other people and organizations in your community and around the world. We cannot be responsible for the interactions that you have with other individuals on, through, or as a result of your use of this Site, so please use good judgment and keep safety in mind when you use this Site.

Because this Site is merely a platform, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more persons or organizations, you release us (and our officers, directors, members, employees, agents, volunteers, and affiliates) from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Linking. For your convenience, this Site may contain links to websites operated by others. Those third-party websites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good-faith effort to link only to tasteful and appropriate websites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using a website that you accessed through a link on this Site, please notify us immediately.

We do not control, endorse, or adopt any third-party content and shall have no responsibility for the same, including, without limitation, material that may be misleading, incomplete, erroneous, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must evaluate and bear all risks associated with third party content.

We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other websites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular website should be restricted, the operator of such website should promptly notify us.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law. These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America, as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any action you bring to enforce these Terms of Use or any matters related to this Site shall be brought in state or federal courts located in Pennsylvania, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any such action, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term, in which case we may at our sole discretion amend these Terms of Use.

Limitations of Liability. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we are not liable for any direct, special, or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, resulting from or arising out of your use of, or your inability to use, this Site or any linked website or the services provided or arranged through this Site, including, but not limited to, personal injury claims, lost wages, property damage, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system.

Language. While the website is provided in a number of languages, the terms of use and any communications made by or to us shall be made in English.

Indemnity.You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us (and each of our officers, directors, members, employees, agents, volunteers, and affiliates) from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost, or expense, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to your use of, or your participation in services provided or arranged through, this Site that violates these Terms of Use. Further, if you are using this Site on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that such entity agrees to indemnify you and us for violations of these Terms of Use in accordance with this Section. If you are obligated to indemnify us, we will have the right, in our sole and unfettered discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine whether we wish to settle it, and if so, on what terms.


Effective date: October 27, 2019