TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the www.seasonofsharing.org website (the “Website”), operated by the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (the “SoS”), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All pages and information within this Website and any material made available for download is the property of the SoS and/or its vendors and licensors and is subject to the terms and conditions discussed below.

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. If you breach any of these Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.

Additionally, by accessing the Website, you represent that you are at least 13 years old and that you are fully able and competent to enter into and comply with these Terms of Use. If you are older than 13 but under the age of consent where you live, then you must get the consent of your parents prior to using the Website, and if you do use the Website, you represent to us that you have done so.

Privacy Policy
We value and respect your privacy. If you use the Website, you agree that your activities are covered by our Privacy Policy.

Use of Publications
SoS shares client stories, annual reports, and financial statements (collectively, “Publications”) on the Website. Unless otherwise expressly stated, these Publications are the intellectual property of SoS and its licensors.

You are permitted to download information from the Website for your own personal informational use. You may also copy, distribute, and transmit Publications solely for not-for-profit or educational purposes, provided that the use contains the following attribution: “Reproduced with permission of the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund.” You may not attribute the Publications to SoS in a way that suggests SoS’ endorsement of, or affiliation with, you or your organization, unless you obtain our prior written consent.

Images
Unless otherwise stated, all images on the Website are the property of SoS and its licensors. These images are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of SoS, or if such content has been furnished by a third party, by such third party, and may not be reused or reproduced without SoS’ prior written consent.

Logo and Trademarks
All trademarks and service marks, used on the Website are the trademarks and service marks of SoS or their respective owners and may not be used without prior written consent of SoS or their respective owners.

Third-Party Content
We respect copyright and trademark laws. Third-party material may appear on the Website, and the creators of those materials retain all rights to their works, except where noted.

No Guarantees
Though we strive to keep the information available on the Website, including client and other testimonials, current and accurate, errors and outdating of information can and do occur. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform SoS so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Website may be changed or updated without notice.

Warranty Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND TITLE/NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEB SITES.

Limitation of Liability

SOS AND ITS AFFILIATES, VENDORS, LICENSORS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Links to Other Websites
The Website may contain links to other websites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. SoS makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this Website. When you access a non-SoS site, please understand that it is independent from SoS, and that SoS has no control over the content on that site.

Infringement Notices. As provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, we have designated the following individual for notification of potential copyright infringement regarding the site:

Attention: Jennifer Kirschenbaum, JKirschenbaum@sfchronicle.com, 415-777-7929.

If you believe content available through the Website infringes a copyright, please provide the following information to the person identified above (17 U.S.C. § 512):

a. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or authorized agent;

b. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed;

c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the 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;

d. Information regarding how we may contact you (e.g., mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address);

e. A statement that the copyright owner or its authorized agent has 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

f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and made under penalty of perjury, and, if an agent is providing the notification, a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

No Liability
SoS will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the Website, or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the Website.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SoS, our affiliates, licensors, officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to your use of this Website, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Website, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in San Francisco County, California, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. In the event that any of the Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Waiver
No delay or omission by SoS to exercise any rights with respect to these Terms of Use neither impairs any such rights nor should be construed to be a waiver of such rights by SoS.

Contacting Us

You may contact SoS as follows:

Email: JKirschenbaum@sfchronicle.com

Phone: 415-777-7929

We welcome your feedback and thank you for using the Website!

Changes to the Terms of Use

We reserve the right to make changes to any information or services available on the Website, including these Terms of Use, without notice to you. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our Website and by changing the effective date below. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between SoS and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 24, 2016