Terms of Use Agreement

 

Welcome to WWW.VRRF.ORG, the website of Vision Research ROPARD Foundation (the “Site”). By accessing or using our Site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions in this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) and agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Please review this Agreement. If you do not agree to any terms or conditions of this Agreement, you should not use this Site. The term “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Vision Research ROPARD Foundation, a Michigan nonprofit corporation, the owner of the Site. The term “you” refers to the user or visitor of our Site and the entity on whose behalf the user or visitor is accessing or using the Site.

1.            Acceptance of Agreement.

You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement.  You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred or restricted from receiving any products or services provided by us under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, any information, materials, documents and other content available at or through the Site (collectively and individually, as applicable, “Content and Materials”) and the subject matter of this Agreement.

2.            Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy, as it may change from time to time, is a part of this Agreement. You must review this Privacy Policy by clicking on this link.

3.            Changes.

This Agreement may be amended at any time by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The amended Agreement becomes effective upon our posting to the Site, and any use of the Site after such revisions have been posted signifies your consent and agreement to the changes.  As user of this Site, you are responsible for reviewing this Agreement for any revisions.

4.            Copyright.

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site, except as allowed by Section 5 below, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any Content and Materials. The posting of Content and Materials does not constitute a waiver of any our rights in such Content and Materials.

5.            Trademarks and Service Marks.

All product, service and company names and trademarks and service marks that appear or are identified on the Site may be trademarks or service marks of Vision Research ROPARD Foundation or their respective owners, and are protected by applicable law.  Some of the content on the Site is the copyrighted work of Vision Research ROPARD Foundation or of third parties.  All copies that you make of any Contents and Materials or this Site must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the Site that pertains to the Content and Materials being copied. You are not authorized to use any of our names or marks in any advertising, publicity or in any other commercial manner without our prior written consent. Requests for authorization should be made to info@vrrf.org.

6.            Limited License; Permitted Uses.

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, revocable license (a) to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with this Agreement; (b) to use the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial, informational purposes; and (c) to print out discrete information from the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial, informational purposes, and provided that you comply with all copyright and other policies contained therein.  Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable or assignable.

7.            Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use.

Your license for access and use of the Site and any Content and Materials are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use and disclosure: You may not (a) copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted by Section 5 above), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Site or any Content and Materials retrieved therefrom; (b) use the Site or any Content and Material obtained from the Site to develop any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism; (c) create compilations or derivative works of any Content and Materials; (d) use any Content and Materials in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of us or any third party; (e) remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained in the Site; (f) make any portion of the Site available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet or any other technology now existing or developed in the future; (g) remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Site software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Site architecture; (h) use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Site; (i) use the Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting (1) unsolicited commercial email; (2) email that makes use of headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; and (3) unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions; (j) use the Site in a manner that violates any local, state or federal law regulating email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; and (k) export or re-export the Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Site, in violation of the export control laws or regulations of the United States.

8.            Registration.

Certain sections of, or offerings from, the Site may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration information. Each registration is for your use only and not on behalf of any other person or entity. We do not permit (a) any other person or entity use the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use.

9.            Payments.

You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from us or making a donation through the Site that (i) any credit information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card company, and (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes.

10.          Refund and Return Policy.

Because the items mentioned on our Site are sold to raise funds for charitable purposes, we will only replace the item(s) you purchase with the correct item if the item you receive is not as was described on the Site, and we receive a notice from you within ten (10) days of your receipt of the item identifying the issue with the item and your interest in exchanging the item. We will not issue refunds for any items purchased through the Site.

11.          Errors, Corrections and Changes.

We do not represent or warrant that the Site is or will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected even if we have notice of them. We do not represent or warrant that the Content and Materials will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. We may make changes to the features, functionality or Content and Materials at any time without notice to you. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any Content and Materials, and to disable some or all of the features of the Site.

By using this Site, you agree that we may monitor the Site contents periodically to (1) comply with any necessary laws, regulations or other governmental requests; (2) to operate the Site properly or to protect itself and its users. We reserve the right to modify, reject or eliminate any material residing on or transmitted to the Site that we, in our sole discretion, believe is unacceptable or in violation of the law or this Agreement.

12.          Linking to the Site.

You may provide links to the Site, provided (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, the copyright or other content or notices on the Site, (b) your site does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to the Site immediately upon request by us.

13.          Links to Other Web Sites.

The Site may contain links to other Web sites.  Such content and links to external Internet sites are provided within the content on the Site as a convenience to you, and we do not make any representations or warranties regarding the availability and performance of any of the Web sites to which we provide links.  We are not responsible for any content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such Web sites, and such Web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked Web site on our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked Web site by us.

When you click on banners or other external links from the Site, your browser automatically may direct you to a new browser window that is not hosted or controlled by us.  If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.

14.          Unlawful Activity.

We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

15.          Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our officers, directors, partners, agents, employees, volunteers, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, product and service providers, and affiliated business entities (collectively and individually, as applicable, “Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any and all liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or related to your violation of this Agreement, your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Site or the information, services, products or messages contained in this Site or other Web sites to which it is linked, including but not limited to claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed or downloaded from this Web site or another Web site to which it is linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or infringing upon your intellectual property rights.

16.          Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties.

This Site does not offer medical advice or recommendations and individuals should not rely on the information posted on this Site as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual medical conditions and needs. We strongly recommend that care and treatment decisions related to any medical condition be made in consultation with a patient’s physician or other qualified health care professionals who are familiar with the individual’s specific health situation.

THE SITE, CONTENT AND MATERIALS AND ALL ITEMS SOLD THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” “HOW IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH “ALL FAULTS”, IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT AND MATERIALS.  THE SITE AND CONTENT AND MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED EVEN IF WE HAVE NOTICE OF SAME.

SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND IN SUCH STATES AND JURISDICTIONS THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

17.          Limitation of Liability

We and any and all of the Affiliated Parties shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (a) any errors in or omissions of the Site or Content and Materials, (b) the unavailability or interruption of the Site or any features thereof, (c) your or anyone else’s use, misuse or any decision made or action taken in reliance on the Site or on any Content and Materials, (d) any Content and Materials, and/or (e) any delay or failure to perform beyond our control.

WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE, MISUSE OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE AWARE OF OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS, OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, OR THE USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR RELIANCE UPON ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS.

THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU. THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT AND MATERIALS PRESENTED WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE OR OTHERWISE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES CONTAINED WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC FILE CONTAINING A FORM OR DOCUMENT IS DISCLAIMED.  THE USER OF THIS SITE ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS SITE, AND GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE, AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO ALL USERS OR VISITORS OF THE SITE; IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

18.          Use of Information.

We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to the use and disclose all information regarding the Site uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated by you to us (collectively, a “Submission”) will forever be our property. We will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas (including without limitation, product, service or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in our future products, services or operations. Without limitation, we will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. We will be entitled to use the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not us, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

19.          Copyrights and Copyright Agents.

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us the following information by directing an e-mail to info@vrrf.org:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

20.          Information and Press Releases.

The Site may contain information and press releases about us. We disclaim any duty or obligation to update this information or any press releases. Information about companies other than ours contained in the press release or otherwise, should not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by us.

21.          Legal Compliance.

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and the Content and Materials provided therein.

22.          Miscellaneous.

This Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Vision Research ROPARD Foundation, which is headquartered in the State of Michigan, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Michigan, by accessing this Site both you and Vision Research ROPARD Foundation agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Michigan, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to this Agreement and use of this Site, and this Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Novi, Michigan, United States of America.

We make no representation or warranty that any Content and Materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Any claim or cause of action by you with respect to the Site and/or any Content and Materials must be instituted within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in Section 16 and Section 17. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party. This Agreement and all incorporated agreements and your information may be automatically disclosed and/or assigned by us in our sole discretion to any of our Affiliated Parities at any time and to a third party in the event of an acquisition, sale or merger, subject to our Privacy Policy. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

23.          Arbitration.

Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the Site or our services, excluding legal action taken by us to collect or recover damages for, or obtain any injunction relating to, Site operations, intellectual property, and our services, shall be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Oakland County, Michigan, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or we may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Oakland County, Michigan necessary to protect the rights or property of you and us pending the completion of arbitration. Each party shall bear one-half of the arbitration fees and costs incurred through American Arbitration Association.

Effective:        February 2013