World Hope International maintains this website (“materials, electronic products and/or services”) in order to provide you with information about our work and to enable you to interact with us online. This Linking and Use Agreement describes our understanding with you when you visit our website and use our materials, electronic products and/or services. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OUR MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF MATERIALS FROM OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN.
World Hope International’s website, our materials, electronic products and/or services have several features. In addition to providing descriptions of our programs and how we help communities in need around the world, the website provides you with the opportunity to shop online through our Gift Catalog or interact with us and download links for use on your website. We encourage you to read the entire policy as it sets forth our understanding with you when you visit our website. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection, as well as ours.
Throughout this policy, you will see the terms “World Hope International,” “we,” “our,” and “us” – these terms refer to World Hope International, Inc. an Indiana Public Benefit corporation with tax-exempt status pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms “I,” “you,” “your,” and “yours” — these terms refer to visitors to and users of our Website. In the United States, World Hope International is the sole owner of the name “World Hope International” which, is a registered trademark. In addition, World Hope International is the U.S. licensee of the of the World Hope International logo. Your use of the name and logo and/or links bearing the name and logo acknowledges World Hope International’s exclusive ownership of the name and/or right to use the logo. All use of or the goodwill associated with the name, logo, our materials, electronic products and/or services will inure to the benefit of World Hope International or its licensors. The logo, electronic products, and services are provided without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement. Use of our materials, electronic products and/or services provided at the site is solely at your own risk.
1. LINKING TO THE WORLD HOPE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE AND USE OF WEBSITE MATERIALS, NAME AND LOGO, AND TECHNOLOGY
World Hope International appreciates informational and educational uses of the World Hope International website, our materials, electronic products and/or services, including our name and logo. However, there are limits on the uses, including the use of the name and logo and the links bearing the name and/or logo.
a) Use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that World Hope International endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services or your website.
b) Your use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that World Hope International will benefit from the sale of any good or service.
c) Links bearing the name and logo may only be used for the purpose of linking to the World Hope International website as designated within the link.
d) The links bearing the name and logo will always be active links.
e) The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.
f) You will not transfer, assign, sell, reproduce, distribute or otherwise exploit the name and logo or your link to us.
g) The World Hope International name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any websites that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, partisan material, political material or firearms.
h) Appropriate action by World Hope International may include, but is not limited to, the revocation of the right to use the name and logo and/or any links bearing the name and logo, in which event you agree to remove the name and logo and/or the links bearing the name and logo within 2 business days of notice of revocation.
It is improper and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.
2. INAPPROPRIATE USE OF WORLD HOPE INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND/OR TECHNOLOGY
It is inappropriate to use World Hope International website, our materials, including the World Hope International name and logo, electronic products and/or services for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities.
We define these terms as follows:
“Illegal activities” are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other intellectual property rights.
Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in action by World Hope International:
a) Posting, transmitting or facilitating the promotion of illegal content through our website or electronic products and services.
b) Using our website, our material, electronic products and/or services to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third party that is unwanted.
c) Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.
d) Using the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo on websites which World Hope International finds, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or which includes obscene, violent, intolerant, tasteless, denigrating or sexually oriented content or materials.
e) Disrupting the flow of any chat areas with vulgar language, abusiveness, or other conduct that may disrupt normal activities.
f) Pretending to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate World Hope International staff, or anyone else.
g) Attempting to get a password, other account information, or other private information from others, or harvest e-mail addresses or other information.
h) Posting any unsolicited content or designs, including advertising and promotional materials, at our website.
a) World Hope International reserves the right to make any change to the information and/or license provided herein at any time for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for keeping up with any such changes.
b) Federal and Virginia state law shall govern this agreement.
Last Updated September 2015