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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Agreement”) set forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the aqumefoundation.org website (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Agreement is legally binding between you (“User,” “you,” or “your”) and Aqume Foundation (“Aqume Foundation,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this Agreement, in which case the terms “User,” “you,” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority or do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, you must not accept this Agreement and may not access and use the Website and Services. By accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and Aqume Foundation, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Website and Services.

 

Accounts and membership

 

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it. We may monitor and review new accounts before you sign in and start using the Services. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. We may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) if we determine that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage our reputation and goodwill. If we delete your account for the foregoing reasons, you may not re-register for our Services. We may block your email and Internet protocol addresses to prevent further registration.

 

Billing and payments

 

You shall pay all fees or charges to your account in accordance with the fees, charges, and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. Where Services are offered on a free trial basis, payment may be required after the free trial period ends and not when you enter your billing details (which may be required prior to the commencement of the free trial period). Sensitive and private data exchange happens over an SSL-secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. The Website and Services also comply with PCI vulnerability standards to create as secure an environment as possible for Users. Scans for malware are performed on a regular basis for additional security and protection. If, in our judgment, your purchase constitutes a high-risk transaction, we will require you to provide us with a copy of your valid government-issued photo identification and possibly a copy of a recent bank statement for the credit or debit card used for the purchase. We reserve the right to change products and product pricing at any time. We also reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. In our sole discretion, we may limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, household, or order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, credit card, and/or orders using the same billing and/or shipping address. If we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided when the order was made.

 

Accuracy of information

 

Occasionally, there may be information on the Website containing typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions relating to promotions and offers. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information or cancel orders at any time without prior notice if any information on the Website or Services is inaccurate (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information on the Website, including, without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Website should be taken to indicate that all information on the Website or Services has been modified or updated.

 

Third-party services

 

If you decide to enable, access, or use third-party services, be advised that your access and use of such other services are governed solely by the terms and conditions of such other services, and we do not endorse, are not responsible or liable for, and make no representations as to any aspect of such other services, including, without limitation, their content or the manner in which they handle data (including your data) or any interaction between you and the provider of such other services. You irrevocably waive any claim against Aqume Foundation with respect to such other services. Aqume Foundation is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your enablement, access, or use of any such other services or your reliance on the privacy practices, data security processes, or other policies of such other services. You may be required to register for or log into such other services on their respective platforms. By enabling any other services, you are expressly permitting Aqume Foundation to disclose your data as necessary to facilitate the use or enablement of such other services.

 

Links to other resources

 

Although the Website and Services may link to other resources (such as websites, mobile applications, etc.), we do not imply any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with any linked resource unless specifically stated herein. Some of the links on the Website may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, Aqume Foundation will receive an affiliate commission. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of any businesses or individuals or the content of their resources. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for any other third parties' actions, products, services, or content. You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any resource you access through a link on the Website. Your linking to any other off-site resources is at your own risk.

 

Prohibited uses

 

In addition to other terms as set forth in the Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Website and Services or Content: 

 

(a) for any unlawful purpose; 

(b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; 

(c) to violate any international, federal, provincial, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; 

(d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; 

(e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; 

(f) to submit false or misleading information; 

(g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website and Services, third-party products and services, or the Internet; 

(h) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; 

(i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; 

or (j) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Website and Services, third-party products and services, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Website and Services for violating any of the prohibited uses.

 

Intellectual property rights

 

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all present and future rights conferred by statute, common law, or equity in or in relation to any copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, patents, inventions, goodwill, and the right to sue for passing off, rights to inventions, rights to use, and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection and any other results of intellectual activity which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world. This Agreement does not transfer to you any intellectual property owned by Aqume Foundation or third parties, and all rights, titles, and interests in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Aqume Foundation. All trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Website and Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aqume Foundation or its licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Website and Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website and Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of Aqume Foundation or third-party trademarks.

 

Disclaimer of warranty

 

You agree that such Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and that your use of the Website and Services is solely at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. Unless stated otherwise, we make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

 

Limitation of liability

 

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Aqume Foundation, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable to any person for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, sales, goodwill, use of content, impact on business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity) however caused, under any theory of liability, including, without limitation, contract, tort, warranty, breach of statutory duty, negligence or otherwise, even if the liable party has been advised as to the possibility of such damages or could have foreseen such damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the aggregate liability of Aqume Foundation and its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors relating to the services will be limited to an amount no greater than one dollar or any amounts actually paid in cash by you to Aqume Foundation for the prior one month period prior to the first event or occurrence giving rise to such liability. The limitations and exclusions also apply if this remedy does not fully compensate you for any losses or failure of its essential purpose.

 

Indemnification

 

You agree to indemnify and hold Aqume Foundation and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Content, your use of the Website and Services or any willful misconduct on your part.

 

Severability

 

All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid, or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Dispute resolution

 

The formation, interpretation, and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of Michigan, United States, without regard to its rules on conflicts or choice of law and, to the extent applicable, the laws of United States. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in Michigan, United States, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

 

Assignment

 

You may not assign, resell, sub-license, or otherwise transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, which consent shall be at our own sole discretion and without obligation; any such assignment or transfer shall be null and void. We are free to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party as part of the sale of all or substantially all of its assets or stock or as part of a merger.

 

Changes and amendments

 

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms related to the Website and Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided.

 

An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon posting the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

 

Acceptance of these terms

 

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Website and Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access or use the Website and Services.

Volunteer
Volunteer Terms and Conditions
  • 1. Participation is at AQUME Foundation’s Sole Discretion. Volunteer acknowledges that Volunteer’s participation in the Volunteer Activities is a privilege, not a right, and that AQUME Foundation, its employees, officers, or agents, may, in their sole discretion, decline to allow Volunteer to participate in any of the Volunteer Activities for any reason.

  • 2.Confidentiality. I agree to protect the confidentiality of AQUME Foundation donors, volunteers and employees. Information given to me by a donor, volunteer or staff member will not be given to any agency or person without the expressed written consent of the person or guardian of the person to which the information pertains.

  • 3.Grant of Right to Use Image, Audio, and Video. Volunteer acknowledges that one or more of AQUME Foundation’s  employees, officers, and agents, may cause still photographs, audio recordings, and/or audio-video recordings (collectively, the “Recordings”) to be made of Volunteer’s participation in the Volunteer Activities. Volunteer grants to AQUME Foundation and their assigns, licensees, and successors the right to use the Recordings, including without limitation any Recordings containing Volunteer’s voice, image, picture, portrait or likeness, throughout the world and in perpetuity, but only for purposes of promoting AQUME Foundation’s charitable activities. The grant contained in the immediately preceding sentence applies to all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, and Volunteer waives the right to inspect or approve any version of Volunteer’s voice, image, picture, portrait or likeness prior to publication.

  • Release of Liability. Volunteer acknowledges that the Volunteer Activities include a diverse range of activities that could result in harm or injury to Volunteer, whether physical or mental, loss or damage to Volunteer’s personal property, or Volunteer’s death. Volunteer, on behalf of himself/herself and anyone who obtains any rights from Volunteer, hereby forever releases and discharges AQUME Foundation and/or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, administrators, volunteers, insurers, or successors, or the assigns of any of the foregoing (each a “Releasee”), from, and agrees not to sue any of the Releasees for, any kind of liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, or expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of or in any way related to Volunteer’s participation in the Event and related activities, including without limitation the Volunteer Activities.

  • Governing Law. This Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute concerning this Release shall be in the federal or state courts located in the County of Kent, Michigan.

Contacting us

If you have any other questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Policy, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

 

https://www.aqumefoundation.org/contact

info@aqumefoundation.org

 

We will attempt to resolve complaints and disputes and make every reasonable effort to honor your wish to exercise your rights as quickly as possible and, in any event, within the timescales provided by applicable data protection laws.

 

This document was last updated on February 18, 2024

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