GOH collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide us through our web site, gatheringsofhope.org and its pages (“Site“):
When you visit the Site, GOH may collect personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that is not otherwise publicly available, and may include such things as your first and last name, e-mail address, zip code, image, username and password, and other information that you provide to us. Do not submit information that you do not want GOH to access. GOH may use personally identifiable information to provide information and services to Site users and to allow GOH to (i) respond to user questions and comments, (ii) analyze and monitor consumer and customer activity, (iii) promote and support GOH programs and services, (iv) develop a knowledge base regarding its Site users; and (v) verify the authenticity of information received in connection with GOH. GOH may disclose personally identifiable information in response to law enforcement activity, to enforce its contracts or property rights, or when required by law. Information collected may also be transferred in connection with the sale or merger of the company or any division or business line of the company to which the information relates. If GOH hires any third parties to perform services relating to the way the Site functions, it will require them to protect your personally identifiable information in the same way that GOH does.
In addition to the disclosures set forth above, GOH may aggregate personally identifiable information about its users and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to third parties (including advertisers) for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. In those cases, the third parties will not be able to identify any individual user of the Site based on the disclosures.
GOH may also use different technologies, such as cookies, to passively collect information. The information collected might include the date and time you visit the Site, logs from your browser, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the pages you requested. This information will usually be used to (i) customize the advertising and content you see, (ii) process and confirm your entries and votes for our contest, (iii) contact you, and (iv) enhance your experience. Your browser must be set up to accept cookies in order to fully utilize certain areas of the Site.
GOH intends to use commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of its Site and the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information that you provide. While GOH considers online security a priority, it cannot provide absolute assurances against, and will not be liable for, any breaches of confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties.
GOH intends this Site for use only by individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Please use the Site with the permission and involvement of a parent or guardian if you are not at least 18 years of age.
If you do provide GOH with personally identifiable information, then you may opt out of additional uses of your personally identifiable information. To opt out, email email@example.com
ANY ACCESS TO AND USE OF GATHERINGSOFHOPE.ORG, INCLUDING ANY SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE (COLLECTIVELY OR INDIVIDUALLY, AS THE CASE MAY BE, THE “SITE”) IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AS SET FORTH IN THIS DOCUMENT AS THEY ARE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME (THE “TERMS”). BY ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. THESE TERMS MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF GATHERINGSOFHOPE AND ITS AGENTS, CREATIVE CHANGE MISSION LLC AND E.E. MILESTONE AND ASSOCIATES LLC, (GOH) AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE AFTER SUCH CHANGES SHALL CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS AS CHANGED. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.
SITE USE GENERALLY.
Copyright and Trademark. The Site design, text and graphics, and the selection and arrangement of such elements are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Unless otherwise indicated, all product and service marks and logos displayed on the Site are subject to the trademark rights of GOH. You may use the Site and the Content (defined below) only for your information and personal use. You may not download, copy or print Content or any pages from the Site The Site and its material may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without our prior written permission and is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. Except as expressly provided herein, GOH does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information.
Links to Other Materials. Some linked sites are not under the control of GOH and GOH is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site owned or controlled by a third party. GOH reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. GOH provides such links only as a convenience to you. GOH has not endorsed, tested or verified any information, programs, companies, or products on sites to which it links. If you decide to access any third party sites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Territory. GOH operates this Site from the offices of its agents within the United States. GOH makes no representation that content and materials on this site are legal or appropriate for use from outside the United States. Please keep in mind that this Site may not conform with the laws of your country. If you access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. You may not use the Site in violation of United States export laws and regulations.
Individuals may submit various content, including, without limitation, text, photographs, and other works (collectively “Content“) to the Site. GOH may, but is not obligated to, monitor, exercise control over, or review, evaluate, or assess any Content. GOH will have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content that is available through the Site. If you find any Content to be objectionable, other than in instances of alleged copyright infringement (addressed below), your sole remedy is to discontinue access and use of the Site.
By commenting, you agree to the following:
Keep comments relevant – any comment that appears to be off-topic will be hidden or deleted.
Use your real name – we prefer that you use your real name. If you have something constructive to say using your real name only provides credibility.
External links in comments – external links are ok, if they are relevant to the profile or discussion.
Profanity – we’re rated G here. Moderate language is allowed, but we reserve the right to remove a comment that is offensive.
Personal attacks – personal attacks of any kind will result in an immediate ban from commenting.
Administrator’s right – While we encourage comments that challenge or offer constructed criticism, we reserve the right to hide or remove any post, for any reason.
Group Moderation – The public, as a whole, is given the option to flag comments as inappropriate. If the number of inappropriate flags surpasses the site limit, then the comment will be hidden from view.
We appreciate our visitors to the site and thank you for adding to the discussion. We hope the above will help you to add value to GOH, find value in the comments of others, and continue visiting the site.
Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement. If you believe that your own copyrighted work is accessible on the Site in violation of your copyright, you may provide our Designated Agent with a written communication as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) that contains substantially the following information:
Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work or intellectual property that you claim has been infringed so that we can locate the material.
Identify the URL or other specific location on the Site that contains the material that you claim infringes your copyright described above. You must provide us with reasonably sufficient information to locate the alleged infringing material.
Provide the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information contained in your Notice is accurate and that you attest under the penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.
Submit your Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement to our Designated Agent by fax, mail, or E-Mail as set forth below:
GOH Designated Copyright Agent
Believe 2 Become
P.O. Box 230257
Grand Rapids, MI 49523
Upon receipt of a proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as set forth above, we will remove the allegedly infringing Content and notify the alleged infringer. The alleged infringer will also be notified of the DMCA Counter Notification procedure set forth below.
Counter Notification. If you believe your copyrighted material has been removed from the Site as a result of mistake or misidentification, you may submit a written Counter Notification to our Designated Agent pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(2) and (3). To be an effective Counter Notification under the DMCA, your Counter Notification must include substantially the following:
Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled.
A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in which your address is located, or if your address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found.
A statement that you will accept service of process from the party that filed the Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement or the party’s agent.
Your name, address and telephone number.
A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material in question was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
Your physical or electronic signature.