HandsOn Connect TERMS OF USE

HandsOn Network ("HON", "we" or "our") provides HandsOn Connect (the "Service"), located at www.HandsOnConnect.org (the "Site"), to all Volunteer Centers, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, private businesses, volunteers or visitors to the Site (collectively referred to as "Authorized Users," and each is individually an "Authorized User"), exclusively under the following terms of service and use (the "Terms"). By using the Service, Authorized User states that he or she has read and understands the Terms and agrees to be bound by them. We reserve the right to terminate an Authorized User's account or use of the Service at any time, for any reason, including without limitation, if we learn that Authorized User has violated these Terms. Capitalized terms used, but not defined, are used as defined in the Privacy Policy or Service Provider Agreement.

A. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Authorized User agrees not to reproduce, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial or non-commercial purposes, any portion of the Service or the Site. Without our written permission, Authorized User may not: (a) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, (b) access the Service using any high volume or automated means, (c) place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages or (d) access the Site or the Service in any manner that violates our Privacy Policy. All information that Authorized User provides to us shall be true, accurate and current.

Authorized User agrees not to use the Service to: (a) violate any local, state, national or international law, (b) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent Authorized User's affiliation with a person or entity, (c) stalk, harass or harm another individual, (d) promote or glorify hatred, violence or racial intolerance, (e) collect or store personal data about other Authorized Users or (f) disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site or the Service, or interfere with or disrupt the Service, the Site or servers or networks connected to the Service or the Site.

B. PRIVACY

Authorized User will be requested to provide specific personal data to us, as described in the Privacy Policy ("Personal Data"). All uses of Authorized User's Personal Data will be treated according to our Privacy Policy. By using the Site and the Service, Authorized User is accepting the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy. If Authorized User objects to having his, her or its information used as described in the Privacy Policy, Authorized User's sole recourse is to discontinue using the Site and the Service.

C. DATA SECURITY AND MONITORING

Data are supplied by Authorized Users and may include, but are not limited to, volunteer opportunity descriptions, organizations' contact information and news. Accordingly, we have no editorial control over such data. Any data, services, offers, or other information provided by Authorized Users are those of the respective Authorized Users and not HandsOn Connect. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for investigating or ensuring the accuracy of, any such data, and we retain the right to modify, update, designate as inactive, or remove any data at any time. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review the data and Authorized Users' accounts to determine compliance with these Terms, laws, or regulations.

D. AUTHORIZED USER DATA; LICENSE; REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY

Authorized User is responsible for data provided to us for inclusion on the Site and as part of the Service. HandsOn Connect acts as a passive distributor of Authorized User's data. However, if we believe Authorized User's data may create a liability for us, we reserve the right to remove Authorized User's data. Authorized User warrants that his, her or its data or use of the Site and the Service: (a) does not and will not contain unlawful, harmful, libelous, discriminatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind; (b) encourage conduct that could violate any applicable national, state, or local laws, regulations, ordinances, or codes, or that could constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability or (c) does not and will not violate any right of privacy (including the terms of our Privacy Policy). Authorized User represents and warrants that he, she or it will not knowingly transmit computer viruses, worms, harmful program routines or use the Site or the Service to access without authorization any other computer or machine.

Authorized User grants to HandsOn Connect a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, sub-license and exercise all rights with respect to Authorized User's data in any media format for data that Authorized User has submitted to HandsOn Connect.

E. DEALINGS WITH OTHER AUTHORIZED USERS, SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS

Authorized User agrees that HandsOn Connect will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any interaction or relationship with other Authorized Users, sponsors, or advertisers, or as a result of such parties' access to and use of the Site or Service.

F. LINKS

Links provided to other locations or web sites are made available for Authorized User's convenience only and do not indicate our endorsement of such other location or site or its data. We do not review or control, and are not responsible for any web sites other than the Site or the Service (and in the case of the Site or the Service, only as provided for herein), or any data available on such other web sites or locations. We are not liable for any links, information, or applications found at any other web site, Internet location, or source of information, or for Authorized User's use of such information.

G. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service or the Site with or without notice to Authorized User. We are not liable to Authorized User or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Service or the Site. If Authorized User objects to any such changes, his, her or its sole recourse is to discontinue using the Service. Continued access and/or use of the Service or the Site following notice of any such changes shall indicate Authorized User's assent to and acceptance of such changes.

H. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS

We may change the Terms from time to time. We will notify any affected Authorized User of any such changes by posting a notice of such changes on the Site or notifying any Authorized User via e-mail. If Authorized User objects to any such changes, his, her or its sole recourse shall be to cease using the Service and/or the Site. Continued access to and/or use of the Service and/or the Site following notice of such modifications or changes shall indicate Authorized User's assent to and acceptance of the Terms, including but not limited to all posted changes.

I. TERMINATION

Authorized User agrees that we, at our sole discretion, may terminate Authorized User's use of the Service and/or the Site without prior notice, and remove and discard Authorized User's data from the Site and the Service, for any reason, with or without prior notice, including, without limitation, if we believe that Authorized User has violated or acted inconsistently with these Terms or the Privacy Policy. Authorized User agrees that we shall not be liable to Authorized User or any third party for termination of Authorized User's access to the Site or the Service. Authorized User may discontinue his, her or its participation in and access to the Service at any time.

J. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

Authorized User expressly agrees that use of the Service and the Site is at Authorized User's own risk. The Site and the Service are provided on an "as available" and "as is" basis. HandsOn Connect expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose and non-infringement with respect to the Service. HandsOn Connect makes no warranty that the Site or the Service will be error free or meet Authorized User's requirements, or that the Site or the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, or secure; nor does HandsOn Connect make any warranty as to the accuracy, or reliability of the results that may be obtained from or through the use of the Site or the Service, or that defects in the Site or the Service will be corrected. The entire risk as to satisfactory quality, accuracy, performance, and results to be obtained through the use of the Site or the Service is with Authorized User. No information or advice, whether oral or written, obtained by Authorized User from HandsOn Connect or through the Site or the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. HandsOn Connect makes no warranty regarding any transactions or dealings entered into with any other parties through the Site or the Service. Authorized User understands and agrees that any information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site or the Service is done at Authorized User's own discretion and risk, and that Authorized User will be solely responsible for any damage to his, her or its computer services or loss of data that results from the download of such information.

K. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HON OR HANDSON CONNECT, THEIR AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF THAT PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS (COLLECTIVELY, "DISCLAIMED DAMAGES").

L. INDEMNIFICATION

Authorized User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HandsOn Connect, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, trustees, employees, independent contractors and agents ("Indemnified Party") from and against any losses, liabilities, suits, claims, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) ("Loss") arising out of or relating to any claim, suit, judgment, or proceeding brought or asserted by any third party ("Claim") alleging any breach of such party's representations, warranties or covenants under this Agreement. Authorized User shall indemnify and hold harmless HandsOn Connect for any Loss arising out of or relating to (a) Authorized User's violation of these Terms or the rights of any other Authorized User, (b) Authorized User's use of the Site or the Service, (c) any information submitted or transmitted through the Site or Service or (d) the transmission of computer viruses, worms, harmful program routines or other similar items into the Site or the Service, or using the Site or the Service to access without authorization any other computer or machine. The Indemnified Party shall notify the Indemnifying Party of any such claim of which it becomes aware and shall: (x) at Indemnifying Party's expense, provide reasonable cooperation to Indemnifying Party in connection with the defense or settlement of any such claim and (y) be entitled to participate in the defense of any such claim at its own expense with counsel of its own choosing.

M. Proprietary Rights.

All copyright and trade secret rights in and to the Site, the Service and the data used therein are and shall be the exclusive property of HandsOn Connect. To the extent, if any, that Authorized User has any rights in or to the Site or the Service, Authorized User hereby irrevocably assigns to HandsOn Connect, and agrees that HandsOn Connect shall be the sole and exclusive owner of, all right, title and interest in and to the Site and the Service, including without limitation all copyright, trade secret and other proprietary rights therein that may be secured in any place under laws now or hereafter in effect.

N. TRADEMARKS

Names, logos, and other materials displayed on the Site and in the Service constitute trade names, logos, trademarks, and service marks ("Marks") are owned by or licensed to HandsOn Connect. Authorized User is not authorized to use these Trademarks without the prior written consent of HandsOn Connect. As between HandsOn Connect and Authorized User, HandsOn Connect and its licensors are and shall be the owner of all Marks and all goodwill associated with such Marks.

O. COPYRIGHTS and USE RESTRICTIONS

The data included as part of the Service, including without limitation, text, databases, software, code, and graphics, is (a) copyrighted by HandsOn Connect under United States copyright laws, (b) subject to other intellectual property laws, and (iii) owned by HandsOn Connect. Such data may not be copied, reproduced, modified, posted, transmitted, republished, sold, or redistributed in any way without our express prior written consent. Authorized User must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or linked to any data described herein.

P. MISCELLANEOUS

Modifications to any member agreements and any policies, including this Agreement, will be e-mailed to Authorized User and/or prominently posted and available for Authorized User to view at any time on the Site. Authorized User's continued access to and/or use of the Site will constitute Authorized User's complete assent to and acceptance of all such amended terms. These Terms contain the entire terms between the parties. In the event, any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severed from these Terms while the remaining terms shall remain binding on the parties hereto. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no contractual or legal effect. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Authorized User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought by Authorized User arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Site, or specified in these Terms, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or shall be forever barred.

 

RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT AFFECTS

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!

(“Volunteer”) enters into this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement (this “Release”) in favor of Hands On Portland, an Oregon nonprofit corporation doing business as Hands On Greater Portland, and its administrators, directors, officers, members, employees, agents and volunteers (collectively, “Hands On”).

Volunteer desires to work as a volunteer for Hands On and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer (the “Activities”). Volunteer understands that the Activities may include lifting, climbing, standing on platforms, use of tools, and related activities.

Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:

RELEASE & WAIVER: Volunteer does hereby release, forever discharge, covenant not to sue, and hold harmless Hands On and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, or demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s participation in the Activities with Hands On. Volunteer understands that this Release discharges Hands On from any liability or claim that Volunteer may have against Hands On with respect to any losses or damages, including without limitation any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage, that may result from Volunteer’s Activities with Hands On, whether caused or alleged to be caused, in whole or in part, by the negligence of Hands On or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. Volunteer also understands that Hands On does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.

MEDICAL TREATMENT: Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge Hands On from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the Volunteer’s Activities with Hands ON.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK: Volunteer hereby attests that his/her attendance and participation in the Activities is voluntary. Volunteer fully understands that the Activities involve unavoidable risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death. Volunteer also understands that there may be other risks of social and/or economic losses that are not known to him/her and/or not readily foreseeable at this time. Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically accepts and assumes all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages that he/she may incur as a result of his/her participation in the Activities.
 

INSURANCE: Volunteer understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by Hands On in writing, Hands On does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for Volunteer.

EACH VOLUNTEER IS EXPECTED AND ENCOURAGED TO OBTAIN HIS/HER OWN MEDICAL OR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: Volunteer agrees to hold harmless and defend Hands On with respect to any and all actions, claims or demands that may be made or brought against Hands On arising from or in connection with his/her participation in the Activities, and agrees to compensate Hands On for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses arising in connection therewith.

Volunteer understands that they may be subject to a background check by nonprofit partners, depending on the nature of the volunteer opportunity and on the nonprofit's requirements associated with that volunteer opportunity. The Volunteer will be notified if the opportunity requires a background check and the Volunteer will have the option of granting or denying the nonprofit permission to run the background check.

OTHER: Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Oregon, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon. Volunteer agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining professions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.

PHOTO/VIDEO: I hereby authorize and consent that Hands On Greater Portland, United Way of the Columbia Willamette, and United Way Worldwide, their legal representatives, successors or assigns shall have the absolute right to copyright, publish, use, or assign any and all photographic portraits or pictures, television spots, movie films, videotapes and/or sound recordings, or any part thereof, they have taken or made of me on this date or in which I may be included, name or other biographical data, in whole or in part, whether apart from or in connection with, illustrative or written printed matter, story or news item, motion pictures, internet usage, television or radio spots, or for publicity, advertising or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or my real or fictitious biographical data, or in reproduction thereof in color or otherwise in any media now known or hereby created.

I hereby waive all claims for any compensation for such use or for damages other than as set forth herein.

I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the advertising copy that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. I acknowledge that there is no obligation to use any material authorized by me hereunder.

I hereby warrant that I am of full age and have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard. I state further that I have read the above authorization and release, prior to execution, and that I am fully familiar with the contents thereof.

By agreeing to this Release, Volunteer warrants that he/she has read and fully understands this Release and that he/she is fully familiar with its contents and terms. Volunteer agrees to this Release freely and without inducement or assurance of any nature.

VOLUNTEER UNDERSTANDS THAT HE/SHE IS GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE. VOLUNTEER INTENDS THIS RELEASE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Volunteer is of legal mental capacity to act as his/her own representative in agreeing to this release.

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