Terms of Use


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Welcome to the website of the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). The content provided on our websites (collectively the “Platforms” (“Platform” includes all web domains and mobile applications operated by or on behalf of IPPFWHR)) is subject to these Terms of Use. By accessing or using our Platforms, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree without limitation or qualification to adhere to these Terms, including our Privacy Policy here, and waive any objections you may have regarding any of the same.  These Terms may be updated at any time without prior notice.  Your continued use of the Platforms after any update shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified and waiver of any objections you may have regarding the same.  If you are using the Platforms on behalf of a business, that business accepts these Terms. Please read the following terms now and check for future modifications.

If you do not agree to our Terms of Use in their entirety, please refrain from any use of any Platform.

Use of the Platforms and Content

All the content found on the Platforms is copyrighted by or licensed to IPPFWHR and is subject to and may be protected by laws regarding intellectual property, including copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. All rights are reserved. Using the Platforms does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Platforms or the content you access.

IPPFWHR grants users who agree to these Terms a personal, limited, revocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to view, download, print out, or send limited copies of the IPPFWHR-owned content to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice, author credit, and is used only for personal use. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce or adapt any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos of IPPFWHR may not be used in any advertising or publicity or used to indicate IPPFWHR sponsorship of or affiliation with any product of service, without IPPFWHR’s prior express written permission. For special copyright permissions, please send your request via email to info@ippfwhr.org.

Notwithstanding the foregoing limited license grant, you may not use any third-party content or intellectual property, including any trade names, trademark, service mark or logos, without express prior written consent of the applicable third party.

You agree that when using any Platform, you will not violate or facilitate any violations of any applicable local, state, federal or international law, rule or regulation, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations, or the intellectual property rights or other rights of any person, including IPPFWHR.  You may not directly or indirectly interfere with or impede the functioning of any Platform or restrict or inhibit others from accessing or using any Platform.  You may not remove, obscure or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with any content on any Platform.

Children Under the Age of 13

IPPFWHR does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of our Platforms is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.

USER GUIDELINES AND COMMENT POLICY

IPPFWHR encourages our online community to actively comment on news stories and blog posts on our website and social media pages – such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We are dedicated to cultivating an engaged community and strive to maintain a respectful and informative conversation.

To ensure our goals are accomplished effectively, we have created general guidelines for commenting. Our Online Administrator, who acts as the community moderator, enforces these guidelines. If you wish to participate in our community, we request that you follow our guidelines and do your part in creating a thriving and considerate community.

(I) Comments that consistently or intentionally prevent our online community from being a courteous and enjoyable place will be excluded from it.
IPPFWHR promotes an engaging, open, and courteous atmosphere where critical, in-depth, and informative discussions and debates are encouraged. Everyone is invited and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of whether they are in agreement with our staff, our contributors, or other community members. However, the comment must be made in a way that is respectful and constructively contributes to the conversation. Examples of behavior that will not be tolerated in our community include: direct or indirect name-calling, attacks, offensive language, or insults; unsupported accusations; derailing or hijacking; trolling; or baiting others into an emotional response. These types of comments will be promptly removed, and the commenter will be warned or, if necessary, excluded from the community.

(II) Comments that are violent in nature will not be tolerated and may be reported to the authorities.
IPPFWHR takes the safety of our community very seriously, and we expect our online community to be a safe space for all individuals and their ideas. For that reason, language that is directly or indirectly violent or hostile is not welcome in our online community. A commenter who threatens the physical or emotional well-being of a member of our community will be removed immediately. Depending on the degree and credibility of the threat, the commenter may also be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. If you see any threats or harassment in our community, please report it to info@ippfwhr.org.

(III) Participate honestly and transparently.
IPPFWHR believes every person is valuable, and we want our online community to reflect the unique personalities of our participants. Please do not misrepresent yourself or others and do not spread misinformation about yourself or others. Also, do not use our community as a place for self-promotion or spam. Doing so will make our community a less enjoyable place, and we will remove these types of comments and commenters when we see them.

(IV) Maintaining a safe and enjoyable community is everyone’s responsibility.
All of our community members have the power and obligation to create a pleasant and informative atmosphere where engaging dialogue takes place. Help us monitor our community by reporting trolls and others who may be degrading the space to info@ippfwhr.org.

(V) Your thoughts and opinions are important.
We are real people who care about your experience in our community. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback – positive or critical – that you would like to share, please reach out to us at info@ippfwhr.org.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is part of these Terms and incorporated herein.

Disclaimer of Endorsement, Links, and Third-Party Websites

The content on the Platforms includes information that is copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links or pointers to or search or locator engines that will lead to other websites. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently of IPPFWHR and are not a part of any Platform. When users leave an IPPFWHR Platform and travel to a third-party website, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. IPPFWHR does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any third-party information contained on any Platform or any information found on a linked website, nor does IPPFWHR endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any third-party information or linked websites.

You may link to any Platform, subject to the following:

  • You must obtain prior permission, which can be requested at info@ippfwhr.org;
  • The link may not cast IPPFWHR in a negative, false or misleading light; and
  • You may not frame the content of any Platform or use metatags or any other hidden text that incorporates any IPPFWHR trademark without the express prior written consent of IPPFWHR.

International Use

The Platforms are operated and controlled by IPPFWHR in the United States.  By using any Platform, you consent to the transfer, collection, storage and use of any provided information in the United States.  Access to the Platforms from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited.  If you access a Platform from outside the United States, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local or U.S. laws, rules and regulations, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations, and you agree to indemnify IPPFWHR in all respects relating to such usage.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

The Platforms and content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  IPPFWHR does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the IPPFWHR Platforms or the Internet. By using the Platforms, you understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by IPPFWHR, IPPFWHR does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products, or services on our Platforms or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from users or materials connected to any Platform through hyperlinks, in any way. We make no representations or warranties, either express or implied, regarding the Platforms and content, and hereby specifically disclaim all representations or warranties of any kind, including those with respect to the completeness, accuracy, or currency of information presented, or its suitability for any particular purpose.  To the extent allowed by any applicable law, in no event shall IPPFWHR, its officers, trustees, employees, representatives or agents be liable to any party for any claims, liabilities, losses, costs or damages under any theory, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to damages for lost profits or business interruption, arising out of or in connection with any access, use (or inability of use) or distribution of the Site or the Content, and you agree to hold harmless and indemnify IPPFWHR, its officers, trustees, employees, representatives or agents in all respects to the extent any liability attaches to any of the same.  IPPFWHR cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through this website will be free of “infection” or “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horses,” or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the IPPFWHR Platforms for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the IPPFWHR Platforms and the Internet generally is at the user’s own risk.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS/DMCA COMPLIANCE

IPPFWHR respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks that Platform users also do so.  If you believe that your copyright has been infringed by materials accessible on a Platform, you may request removal of such materials from the Platform by notifying our Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) designated agent.

When making a request of this nature, please provide our DMCA agent a notice with the following information:

  1. Identification as well as description of the copyrighted work that you believe to have been infringed.  If possible, please include a copy or location (URL) of an authorized version of the work;
  2. Identification and description of the material you believe to be infringing such copyrighted work and its location;
  3. The contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) where the copyright owner or an authorized representative may be contacted;
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material, noted above, in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
  5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed; and
  6. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

Please send this notice to:

IPPFWHR: DMCA Agent

125 Maiden Lane, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10038
info@ippfwhr.org / 212-248-6400

General Terms

There are no third-party beneficiaries to the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A, and you agree to waive formal service of process, submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New York and waive trial by jury. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to these Terms, or the use of any Platform, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in New York, New York, U.S.A.

These Terms, including the Privacy Policy, supersede any prior understanding (oral and written).  Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights.  If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate your use of or restrict your access to any Platform and any of the content therein at any time, without notice for any reason including, but not limited to, your violation of these Terms.  All provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive termination will do so, including without limitation, ownership provisions, disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Changes to The Terms

IPPFWHR reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this website. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

This policy was updated May 25, 2018