Terms of Service

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles Terms Of Service

Last Updated: May 3, 2024

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the websites, social media pages and other online services provided by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles (“JBBBSLA”, “we”, “our” or “us”) that link to these Terms (collectively, the “Services”).

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Services. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use our Services.

We may make changes to these Terms. The “Last Updated” date above indicates when these Terms were last changed. If we make future changes, we may provide you with notice of such changes, such as by sending an email, providing a notice through our Services, or updating the date at the top of these Terms. Unless we say otherwise in our notice, the amended Terms will be effective immediately, and your continued use of our Services after we provide such notice will confirm your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to the amended Terms, you must immediately stop using our Services.

1. Eligibility and Use Restrictions

  • Age. The Services are not intended for users under the age of 13. Users over the age of 13 but under 18 years of age (or the age of legal majority where the user lives) may only use our Services under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms. The parent or legal guardian of a user under the age of 18 (or the age of legal majority) is fully responsible for the acts or omissions of such user in relation to our Services. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you believe that your child is using our Services without your consent, please contact us at info@jbbbsla.org.
  • Use and Sharing. You may only use our Services for personal, family or household purposes. Commercial use of the Services, and all materials contained therein, is expressly prohibited.

2. Privacy Policy

For information about how we collect, use, share and otherwise process personal information about you, please see our Privacy Policy.

3. Accounts

You must create an account with JBBBSLA in order to use certain features of our Services. You may not share or permit others to use your individual account credentials. You will promptly update any information contained in your account if it changes. You must maintain the security of your account, as applicable, and promptly notify us if you discover or suspect that someone has accessed your account without your permission.

4. User Content

(a) Our Services may allow you and other users to create, post, and share text ( “User Content”). When you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Services, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your username) may be visible to others. If you choose to make any of your information publicly available through the Services, you do so at your own risk.

(b) Except for the license you grant below, as between you and JBBBSLA, you retain all rights in and to your User Content. You grant JBBBSLA and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly or otherwise perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed without compensation to you or any third party. You hereby irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding User Content that you may have under any applicable law or under any legal theory.

(c) You may not create, post, store, or share any User Content for which you do not have all the rights necessary to grant us the license described above, and you represent and warrant that your User Content, and our use of such User Content as permitted by these Terms, will not violate any rights of any person or entity, including any third-party rights, or cause injury to any person or entity. You may not create, post, store, or share any User Content that:

  • Is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or fraudulent;
  • Would constitute, encourage, or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability, or violate any local, state, national, or international law;
  • May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  • Contains or depicts any statements, remarks, or claims that do not reflect your honest views and experiences;
  • Impersonates, or misrepresents your affiliation with, any person or entity;
  • Contains any unsolicited promotions, advertising, or solicitations;
  • Contains any private or personal information of a third party without such third party’s consent;
  • Contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files or content; or
  • In our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Services, or may expose JBBBSLA or others to any harm or liability of any type.

(d) Enforcement of this Section 4 is solely at JBBBSLA’s discretion, and failure to enforce this section in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances. This Section 4 does not create any right or private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by these Terms or that objectionable material will be promptly removed after it has been posted.

(e) We do not undertake to review all User Content, and we expressly disclaim any duty or obligation to undertake any monitoring or review of any User Content. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor User Content, we may:

  • Delete or remove User Content or refuse to post any User Content at any time and for any reason with or without notice, including without limitation for any violations of applicable law or these Terms;
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Services, temporarily or permanently, if your User Content is reasonably likely, in our sole determination, to violate applicable law or these Terms;
  • Take any action with respect to your User Content that is necessary or appropriate, in JBBBSLA’s sole discretion, to ensure compliance with applicable law and these Terms, or to protect JBBBSLA’s rights, or to protect any third-party rights, including third-party intellectual property and privacy rights; and
  • As permitted by law, cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any User Content on or through the Services.

(f) Please note that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) may be commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to people under 18 or the age of the legal majority. Information identifying current providers of such protections should be available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_content-control_software_and_providers (last checked on 4/10/2024).

5. Prohibited Conduct

(a) You will not use our Services to do any of the following:

  • Violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right, or other third-party right or commit a tort;
  • Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory, or stalking conduct;
  • Use or attempt to use another user’s account or information without authorization from that user and JBBBSLA;
  • Impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, or publicly display all or portions of our Services, except as expressly permitted by us or our licensors;
  • Modify our Services, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Services;
  • Use our Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Services or that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the functioning of our Services in any manner;
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of our Services or do anything that might discover or reveal source code, or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any part of our Services;
  • Use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from our Services, without our explicit permission;
  • Develop or use any applications or software that interact with our Services without our prior written consent;
  • Send, distribute, or post spam, unsolicited or bulk commercial electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • Link to any online portion of the Services in a manner that damages or exploits, in our sole discretion, our reputation or suggests any form or association, approval, or endorsement by us; or
  • Use our Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

(b) Enforcement of this Section 5 is solely at JBBBSLA’s discretion, and failure to enforce this section in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances.

6. Promotions

Any sweepstakes, contests, raffles, surveys, games, or similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through the Services may be governed by rules that are separate from these Terms. If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules as well as our Privacy Policy. If the rules for a Promotion conflict with these Terms, the Promotion rules will govern.

7. Ownership; Limited License

The Services, including the text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations, and other content contained therein, and all intellectual property rights therein and thereto, are owned by JBBBSLA or our licensors and are protected under both United States and foreign laws. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms, all rights in and to the Services, including all intellectual property rights therein and thereto, are reserved by us or our licensors. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use our Services for your own personal, noncommercial use. Any use of the Services other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.

8. Trademarks

“Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles” and our logos, product and service names, slogans, and the look and feel of the Services are trademarks of JBBBSLA and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, names or logos mentioned on or in connection with the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by us.

9. Feedback

You may voluntarily post, submit, or otherwise communicate to us any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials, or other information about JBBBSLA or our Services (collectively, “Feedback”). You understand that we may use such Feedback for any purpose, without acknowledgment or compensation to you, including to develop, copy, publish, or improve the Services, or to improve or develop new products or services in our sole discretion. JBBBSLA will exclusively own JBBBSLA products and services that incorporate Feedback. You understand that JBBBSLA may treat Feedback as nonconfidential.

10. Third-Party Content

(a) Our Services rely on or interoperate with third-party products and services, including, without limitation, data storage services, communications technologies, and internet operators (collectively, “Third-Party Materials”). These Third-Party Materials are beyond our control, but their operation may impact, or be impacted by, the use and reliability of our Services. You acknowledge that (a) the use and availability of the Services is dependent on third-party product vendors and service providers and (b) these Third-Party Materials may not operate reliably 100% of the time, which may impact the way that our Services operate.

(b) We may further provide information about or links to third-party products, services, activities, or events, or we may allow third parties to make their content and information available on or through the Services (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We provide Third-Party Content as a service to those interested in such content. Your dealings or correspondence with third parties and your use of or interaction with any Third-Party Content are solely between you and the third party.

(c) We have no obligation to monitor Third-Party Materials or Third-Party Content, and we may block or disable access to any Third-Party Materials or Third-Party Content (in whole or part) through our Services at any time. Your access to and use of such Third-Party Content or Third-Party Materials may be subject to additional terms, conditions, and policies applicable to such Third-Party Content (including terms of service or privacy policies of the providers of such Third-Party Materials). You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining any computer hardware, equipment, network services and connectivity, telecommunications services, and other products and services necessary to access and use the Services.

11. Indemnification

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless JBBBSLA and our affiliates, and each of our respective officers, directors, agents, partners, and employees (individually and collectively, the “JBBBSLA Parties”) from and against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, expenses or costs (“Claims”) arising out of or related to your access to or use of the Services or your violation of these Terms.

12. Disclaimers

Your use of our Services and any content or materials provided therein or therewith (including the Third-Party Content and Third-Party Materials) is at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, our Services are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. JBBBSLA disclaims all warranties with respect to the foregoing, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. JBBBSLA does not represent or warrant that our Services or any content provided therein or therewith are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free or that access to our Services will be uninterrupted. We cannot and do not represent or warrant that our Services or our servers are free of viruses or other harmful components or content or materials.

13. Limitation of Liability

(a) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, JBBBSLA and the other JBBBSLA Parties will not be liable to you under any theory of liability—whether based in contract, tort, negligence, warranty, or otherwise—for any indirect, consequential, incidental, or special damages, even if JBBBSLA or the other JBBBSLA Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

(b) The total liability of JBBBSLA and the other JBBBSLA Parties for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services, regardless of the form of the action, is limited to $100.

(c) Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

14. Governing Law and Venue

These Terms and your access to and use of the Services will be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in the County of Los Angeles, California, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms. You and JBBBSLA waive any objection to venue in any such courts. If your local law requires that consumer contracts be interpreted subject to local law and enforced in the courts of that jurisdiction, this section may not apply to you only to the extent that local law conflicts with this section.

15. Modifying and Terminating Our Services

We reserve the right to modify our Services or to suspend or terminate providing all or part of our Services at any time; charge, modify, or waive any fees required to use the Services; or offer opportunities to some or all end users of the Services. We may provide you with notice in advance of the suspension or discontinuation of all or part of our Services, such as by sending an email or providing a notice through our Services. All modifications and additions to the Services will be governed by the Terms, unless otherwise expressly stated by JBBBSLA in writing. You also have the right to stop using our Services at any time, and you may terminate these Terms by ceasing use of our Services. We are not responsible for any loss or harm related to your inability to access or use our Services.

16. Severability

If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, including but not limited to because it is found to be unconscionable, (a) the unenforceable or unlawful provision will be severed from these Terms; (b) severance of the unenforceable or unlawful provision will have no impact whatsoever on the remainder of these Terms; and (c) the unenforceable or unlawful provision may be revised to the extent required to render the Terms enforceable or valid, and the rights and responsibilities of the parties will be interpreted and enforced accordingly, so as to preserve the Terms and the intent of the Terms to the fullest possible extent.

17. Miscellaneous

(a) JBBBSLA’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms reflect the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements, representations, statements, and understandings of the parties. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Use of the word “including” will be interpreted to mean “including without limitation.” Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. Communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically.

(b) If you have a question or complaint regarding the Services, please send an email to info@jbbbsla.org. You may also contact us by writing to 11150 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, Ca 90064, or by calling us at (323) 761-8675. Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly, you should not include payment card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us.

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